Civic Source – Tax Sales
Civic Source is an outsourced listing of all tax sales for various cities, including New Orleans.
Boy’s Hope Girl’s Hope of New Orleans
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans provides children in need between the ages of 10 and 18 with a stable home, positive parenting, high-quality education, and the support needed to reach their full potential.
The Lens’ “Vault” of Municipal Information
The investigative journalism site The Lens has uploaded thousands of New Orleans city contracts to DocumentCloud and enabled full-text search as well as searching by department and vendor. moreThey have also included City salaries and have included a primer on how to read a government contracts and outlined what city agencies handle what. less
Where Ya Rack
Having recently installed their 100th bike rack, Where Ya’ Rack is a project of the Young Leadership Council to help spread bike racks all around New Orleans.
Tipitina’s Foundation supports Louisiana and New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures through its four main programs.
These are: Instruments A Comin’, Sunday Youth Music Workshops, Tipitina’s Internship Program and Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Ops.
Estimating Power Usage of Common Household Appliances
This site, run by the US Department of Energy, helps you estimate what the power costs are for anything in your home.
Entergy Energy Efficiency Programs
Entergy New Orleans encourages energy efficiency by providing rebates for ceiling insulation, wall insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and high efficiency air conditioning and heat pumps in existing homes. moreDepending on what measures installed the customer may be able to receive rebates as much as $1,000 when installing a new high efficiency A/C, ceiling and wall insulation.
Entergy also provides incentives to new home builders for homes that are built 15% greater than the 2006 IECC Energy Code currently in place in Orleans Parish.
For more information, visit the website or call 1-866-721-0249, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. less
STAIR – Start the Adventure in Reading
is a volunteer-based, non-profit children’s literacy organization that provides reading tutors for public school 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. moreSTAIR was founded in New Orleans in 1985.Over the last 28 years, STAIR‘s trained volunteers have tutored more than 6,000 public school children who qualify for the program.Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders to improve their reading and language skills. less
PowerMoves.NOLA will happen in conjuncture with the Essence Festival Independence Day weekend in New Orleans. moreThis event will showcase some of the top entrepreneurs led by minorities from around the country in a series of pitch competitions.This event will serve talented minority entrepreneurs by connecting them to a national network of capital, advisors and support. less
Sidewalk Rules and Regulations for New Orleans
Maintaining a sidewalk in a proper state, free from hazardous conditions is the responsibility of the residential or commercial property owner. Check this site for specifics.
New Orleans Street Repairs
This site provides residents a way to search and view planned and in-progress street repairs around the city.
WorkNOLA is a website that features jobs in the New Orleans area.
Eat Safe Louisiana
The Eat Safe website is maintained by the Dept of Health and Human Services. moreIt allows users to see reports on over 30,000 food service establishments throughout the state. less
EPNO (Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans)
EPNO is a giving circle that aims to engage young professionals in philanthropy and to increase the impact that these individuals can have by pooling their resources in a grant-making process for local nonprofit organizations. moreEach participant pledges $500 of his/her own money, and then has that matched by an employer, an outside funder, friends/family, etc.So, each person has $1000 to pool in a focus group (usually about 8-9 people per group) to then dole out the sum ($8000 – $9000) to selected grant applicants. less
The New Orleans Green Mapping Project is in the process of creating and expanding their map of green food production sources and other green providers of goods and services.
NOLA Green Roots
NOLA Green Roots facilitates garden training for hundreds of participants. moreBy developing community gardens, we teach youth, low-income residents, and senior citizens how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost. less
Good Eggs NOLA
Good Eggs offers an online ordering service for local groceries. moreOrder from your local farmers and foodmakers on the website, and then have your groceries delivered to your home for free, or choose a pickup spot. less
LouisianaRebuilds.info Contractor Rating System
Find and rate contractors working locally and help our community rebuild by getting the word out about good and bad contractors. Use our Contractor Rating System (with over 500 local listings and ratings) to rate a contractor you’ve used or search for contractor reviews before you hire.
Court Watch NOLA
Court Watch NOLA’s mission is to monitor each part of the Justice System to ensure transparency and accountability at every level. moreCourt Watch volunteers attend court hearings and trials in all sections of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and monitor the progress of cases as they proceed through the courts from arraignment through sentencing.To volunteer, visit the website.
Court Watch NOLA is supported by The New Orleans Crime Fighting Coalition. less
RTA Interactive Route Map
The RTA has several tools to help make better use of the transit system. moreThis includes trip planning, schedules and Google Maps integrated route maps. less