The rehabilitation of 26 scattered-site historic houses into 46 homes for low-income families

Iberville Offsite Rehabs I & II is the historic rehabilitation of 46 homes in New Orleans, Louisiana into affordable housing for homeless women and children. Located within the 7th Ward and Treme, the formerly vacant and blighted one- and two-family structures were sensitively rehabilitated to provide affordable housing for primarily very low-income families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The renovations preserved each building’s unique architectural character while providing modern amenities and energy saving features such as solar water heating and photovoltaics. The homes are part of a larger Choice Neighborhoods Redevelopment Plan, a program by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Iberville Offsite Rehabs illustrates the value of scatted-site historic preservation as an economic development tool.

2017 Selection Committee

Completed in 2014, the project is a public private partnership between the Housing Authority of New Orleans, New Orleans Women’s and Children’s Shelter, and Redmellon Restoration and Development. Financing for the $12.1 million scattered site development was provided in part by affordable housing and historic preservation subsidies and low-income housing tax credits.