Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans’ performers alive in body, mind, and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/social services. As the “medical home” for more than 2,500 local musicians and tradition bearers, the NOMC’s Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high quality healthcare and wellness programs for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from NOMC following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans’ traditional music cultures through our Gig Fund and our Emergency Fund.
In late 2005, Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis came to New Orleans Habitat with an idea. Along with NOAHH executive director Jim Pate, they created the concept of Musicians’ Village, a neighborhood designed to preserve the musical heritage of New Orleans, past, present, and future. Over the course of five years, a vibrant, colorful neighborhood was built with a special focus on the musical community of New Orleans.
New Orleans Habitat’s Musicians’ Village consists of 72 single-family homes, five elder friendly duplexes, a toddler-friendly pocket park and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.
The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music serves as the cornerstone of the Musicians’ Village and is dedicated to the education and development of the next generation of New Orleans music enthusiasts and the preservation of New Orleans unique musical heritage. The Center is named for the patriarch of the Marsalis clan, Ellis Marsalis, a modern jazz pioneer and native New Orleanian. With its intimate performance space, recording facility, classrooms and computer facilities, the Center provides a range of musical instruction and cultural enrichment programs for the area’s students.
ROAD HOME HOUSING
Since August of 2005, Louisiana has faced an unprecedented challenge in rebuilding the damage left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Thousands of residents, businesses, local governments and others have benefitted from the many programs and partnerships that have been made available through the State of Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
In addition to assistance for residential homeowners, the Road Home – Small Rental Property Program has provided over $400 million for the restoration of nearly 8,500 rental units.
LOUISIANA HUD HOUSING
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