New Orleans, La. – Now in its 35th year, the Preservation Resource Center is expanding its role in protecting historic buildings throughout the city, and is helping people buy homes in its inventory.
Spokeswoman Beverly Lamb says properties range from fixer-uppers to high-end homes. And for those needing help navigating the financing process as well as hand-on restorations, there are regularly scheduled workshops and even homeowner happy hours where people exchange advice.
At the weekend market featuring 17 neighborhood associations, visitors got a look at the houses for sale, and several workshops. First-time buyer Celeste Spencer was impressed.
Dawer Azizi has been looking at homes on his own, not knowing the assistance that the center provides.
The center is also expanding its Rebuilding Together program, which forcuses on helping the elderly, disabled and low-income residents get homes. It's now working on properties in Gentilly and Mid-City. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming