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8:08 am
Mon October 20, 2014

NORA Set To Auction 130 Homes

About 130 homes and residential lots throughout New Orleans will go on auction this weekend.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority will sell the properties at Saturday’s auction with no minimum prices.

The event will be held in Hall H at the Morial Convention Center.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the auction starting at 11 a.m. Organizers recommend preregistering. Online bidding also is available.

Latest News
10:33 am
Fri May 23, 2014

For $250, Turn A Vacant Lot Into An Urban Farm

The new NORA Growing Green program allows residents to lease or purchase vacant lots and turn them into farms, community gardens, or other green space.
Andrew Foltz Morrison

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority kicks off its latest community development initiative today — the new “Growing Green” project to spruce up the city’s vacant lots.
 
For $250 a year, anyone can apply to lease a vacant lot and turn it into a community garden or green space, under NORA’s  “Growing Green” program. There are about 2,500 unused and empty lots around the city.  

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Community
5:59 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Once A House, Now A Parking Lot: But No Zoning Change?

The owners of Good Time Sushi on Elysian Fields were able to purchase the Lot Next Door through the Near Miss program, an unpermitted parking lot has sprung up where a house once stood.
Karen Gadbois

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority still holds many properties that owners ceded to government control through the Road Home program after Hurricane Katrina. Many of those were sold to neighbors who lived next door. Others were auctioned.

But some Road Home residential lots have been taken over by the business next door. A change in property use, from a residence to a business, is supposed to come with an official zoning process.

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Features
4:41 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Growing Home Helps New Orleans Invest Millions to Landscape Vacant Land

Linda and Chester Blunt built several raised vegetable beds on their new lot.
Abigail Feldman

You see it in your neighborhood or on your way to work: an abandoned house or empty lot — a small piece of New Orleans which once belonged to someone, but now, is sagging or overgrown or both.

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