Times Picayune Historical Archives
The Times Picayune Archives going back through the 1800s.
Community Voices Project
One of the most moving and positive outcomes of the challenges of the last 10 years is the strength of community engagement that is propelling our community’s recovery post-Katrina. moreIn this interview series, people were asked to identify positive and negative changes and challenges going forward. less
This site, run by the State, Fema, DHAP, HMGP and many other acronyms, tracks and reports spending by FEMA in the Katrina-affected area.
EducateNow! is a news clipping service and blog that provides comprehensive updates on the state of public K-12 education in New Orleans
Film New Orleans
This site, run by the Mayor’s Office of the City of New Orleans, informs productions that wish to film in New Orleans on the processes, options and process for doing so.
After 41 years of operation, NOVAC is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Southeastern US. moreWe have a mission to cultivate a sustainable film community by providing access to resources, education and locally generated content.NOVAC accomplishes this mission through education, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events.Whether you’re looking for a new career in the exciting creative industry or interested in developing your artistic potential, NOVAC can help!We partner with many local and national organizations and artists to bring quality media training and special events to the community at affordable prices. less
New Orleans One Stop for Permits and Licenses
The City of New Orleans’ One Stop Shop you can get information on all permits, licenses, and City Planning Commission actions have been brought into single place. moreWhether you are looking to build a house or repair one, start a business or renew a business license, host a special event or sell at one, this is your one place to start. less
Towing and Parking 101 for New Orleans
The City’s Department of Public Works/Parking Division handles towing of vehicles. more If you need a car towed (e.g., blocking your driveway) call 504-658-8100. If you think your car was towed by the city, call (504) 658-8284 or (504) 658-8285. These are available 24-hours a day. less
EO Accelerator New Orleans
Accelerator is a national program of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) to help businesses grow from $250,000 in revenue to over $1,000,000. moreIt features group mentoring, accountability and great programming and contact generation.The New Orleans chapter is the oldest and has the most graduates of any Accelerator chapter in the country. 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.
Louisiana Appleseed’s Pro Bono Legal and Title Search
Louisiana Appleseed is a nonprofit dedicated to solving our state’s toughest problems at the root cause through policy-oriented research and advocacy. moreOne of LA Appleseed’s programs emphasizes that title to inherited property does not automatically pass to a family member (“heir”).Without clear title to the property, the heir will be unable to sell the property, get federal or state recovery funds after a disaster, or borrow money against the property.But getting clear title may be as easy as filing an Heirship Affidavit.Also see: https://www.appleseednetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Protect-Your-Property_Heir-Property-in-Louisiana-Revised-2013.pdf less
Grow Dat Youth Farm & Farmers Market
Grow Dat Youth Farm works to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through farming in a section of City Park. more They also participate in several area farmer’s markets.The farm works to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities.Grow Dat works to support public health, the local economy and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana. less
NoticeMe – Land Use change tool for New Orleans
NoticeMe is a personalized notification tool that emails citizens to inform them of opportunities for public input on proposed land-use changes in the City of New Orleans
NOLA Food and Farm Exchange (FFEx)
We know that there’s a bunch of you that are growing a lot. moreOften you grow more than you can eat or give to friends & family.The NOLA FFEx gives you a way to move your bounty, extra compostable material, soil, tools, services, available land, etc.that you can get something in return — money, a portion of someone else’s bounty, a much needed tool, services, etc.Listings are free. less
Sewer & Water Board Water Quality Reports
Yearly reports on the quality of water in the New Orleans Sewer & Water System.
Louisiana Tax Calculator
This site helps you calculate your actual real estate taxes for the coming year for various Parishes throughout Louisiana.
LawHelp.org – Rental Law
LawHelp.Org is an online resource for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them. moreLawHelp.org provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation administers Louisiana’s LawHelp Project, which is made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. less
Guide to Contracts
This guide tells you everything you need to know about what to look for in a contractor agreement BEFORE you sign anything for work to be done.
Lead Paint Information
NOLA Unleaded provides information and advocacy regarding lead poisoning in New Orleans.
Entergy Energy Smart NOLA
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