In 2010 Jericho Road and Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD/Hope Credit Union) purchased 14 lots at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Saratoga Street and have built 14 new single family, energy efficient homes there over the past two (2) years. These homes are made affordable to low income working families. This work is a collaboration between Jericho Road, ECD, Harmony Neighborhood Development, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), and Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF). Funding was provided by HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program through Louisiana Housing Finance Agency as well as Episcopal Relief & Development, The Greater New Orleans Foundation and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Jericho Road led the development of new homes on these lots. All of the new homes are built with Jericho Road’s primary emphasis, as always, on architectural integrity to a shotgun style home, green building practices and Universal Design elements. These homes are located in the Saratoga Square subdivision (originally conceptualized by Jericho Road) in the hub of the O.C. Haley renaissance. Saratoga Square constitutes one square block and a facing street with the homes built continuous to one another creating a definite neighborhood feel.
The Muses of New Orleans
Although Jericho Road does primarily build single family homes, our greatest impact may be our involvement in The Muses Apartment Homes.
The Muses is an innovative urban residential development in Historic Central City New Orleans — just one block from St. Charles Avenue. The development replaces 4.8 acres of vacant land with new construction of 263 apartments (1 - 4 bedroom units), 28 market rate, for-sale condos and 4,000 SF of ground floor commercial space.
The Muses is LEED certified – the first of its kind in the State of Louisiana. The Muses is a model mixed-income development – designed for the market rate tenant and managed to market rate standards.