New listings! The Holy Cross Project houses we built in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina are on the market.
“We are looking forward to helping families return to their old neighborhood, returning the area to its former vibrancy with the extra benefit of sustainable infrastructure,” said CEO Matt Petersen
Two single-story homes with two bedrooms and one bath are selling for $110,000, and two two-story homes with two bedrooms and two baths are selling for $130,000 — all located on Andry Street by the river in the Holy Cross neighborhood. Global Green is welcoming all offers, but reserves the right to require buyers to be at 80-100% average median income and additionally grants preference to past or present residents of the Lower 9th Ward and/or teachers, community organizers, first responders, or nonprofit employees in New Orleans.
Green features of the homes, which are 80% more energy-efficient than standard-built house, include solar panels; ENERGY STAR lights, fans, and appliances; water-efficient plumbing fixtures; superior indoor air quality; and durable building materials that are environmentally friendly and highly storm-resistant.
The homes are the first part of a larger development that includes rain gardens and public space and a Community Development and Climate Action Center (CDCAC), scheduled to break ground this summer. The center will include Global Green’s offices, a visitor’s center, ATM, corner store/fresh food vendor, community meeting space, and passive survivability features (for first responders in case of future storms).
Update: Good magazine story on the houses.