Andreanecia M. Morris serves as the Executive Director for HousingNOLA, is a 10-year public private partnership working to solve New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis. The 10-year Strategy and Implementation Plan, released in 2015, indicates the need for 33,600 additional housing opportunities by 2025. Morris has spent her career working to create affordable housing in Metro New Orleans. Post Katrina, she has implemented programs that created 500 first time homebuyers, worked on advocacy efforts that secured $104.5 million soft second subsidy and ensured its equitable and efficient deployment for Metro New Orleans. Morris also oversaw the efforts to provide supportive services for approximately 5,000 households—homeowners who were struggling to rebuild and renters who required wrap around services. Morris was lead organizer for the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) when it started in 2007 as collaborative coalition of non-profit housing builders and community development corporations and, since its incorporation in 2012, Morris has served as GNOHA’s President/Chairwoman. She also is vice-chair of the Housing Authority of New Orleans, co-chair for HousingLOUISIANA and is a board member of the Friends of Lafitte Greenway, American Heart Association Multicultural Leadership Committee, ASI Federal Credit Union and the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization. Gambit Weekly named Morris one of two New Orleanians of the Year for 2017.
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