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Musicians' Village

Monday, June 18, 2012

Musicians' Village

Another community I wanted to visit in New Orleans was Musicians' Village, which was conceived by Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis, and organized by Habitat for Humanity.  The idea behind the post-K project was, as they put it:
...establishment of a community for the city’s several generations of musicians and other families, many of whom had lived in inadequate housing prior to the catastrophe and remain displaced in its aftermath. A central part of this vision is the establishment of a focal point for teaching, sharing and preserving the rich musical tradition of a city that has done so much to shape the art of the past century. The concept was quickly embraced by NOAHH, the organization that has developed a model for building single-family homes that low-income families may purchase with zero-interest financing. In keeping with its commitment to build not just homes but communities, NOAHH has given its support to an effort that redefines neighborhood revitalization.

Musicians' Village

There are 70+ of these single-family homes.  Short bios of some of the residents here.
Musicians' Village

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