20150810_npr_housing_018edit_custom-4f5866241649d5cb0a709063b32e38bd3a50a9c0-s900-c85HousingNOLA will release its first Report Card on the state of housing in the city on at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep, 2301 Marengo St. The evening will include a roundtable discussion with community members, guests and city officials will follow.

HousingNOLA is the city’s community-led housing plan that aims to address affordable housing needs of New Orleans over the next ten years by developing 3,000 affordable homes by 2018 and a total of 5,000 by 2021 by leveraging local, state and federal money, through public policy and by working with private developers and nonprofits.

In addition to HousingNOLA’s executive director Andreanecia Morris, participants include city of New Orleans Deputy Mayor and CAO Jeff Hebert; Allison Plyer, executive director at The Data Center; Donna Johnigan, president and CEO  of the B.W. Cooper Resident Management Corporation; and Rev. Willie Calhoun, Lower 9th Ward Stakeholders Coalition.

It is a free event that is open to the public. However, photo IDs are required upon entrance.