Tag Archives: New Orleans – LA

Marrero’s Section 3 Program Receives National Attention

Marrero Commons and the Section 3 monitoring process has sparked national attention and commendation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Marrero Commons received praise from HANO’s Executive Director, David Gilmore at their last Board Meeting with HANO Executives, STAND, and community members. Mr. Gilmore commented that KBK Enterprises was complying with all HUD regulations and doing very well in exceeding their Section 3 requirements. The Secretary of HUD also agreed by stating that “KBK has had the largest Section 3 participation numbers in the country for a project of this size.” Read More ›

Xavier Students Receive Scholarship From KBK Foundation

Three Xavier University students were the latest recipients of scholarships from The KBK Foundation totaling $5000. Vonora Lewis, Jeremy Oatis and Alex Presley are all graduating seniors. Vonora and Jeremy are History majors, Alex is completing his degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. They will all graduate during Xavier’s May 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremony. Xavier University, located in Louisiana, is a Historically Black College and University. The ultimate purpose of the university is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society.

Exhibit and Film Documents The Rich History of The Calliope Housing Development

The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) joined developer KBK Enterprises, as well as residents of the former Calliope Housing Development and community leaders to preview an oral history project exhibition and documentary high-lighting the past, present and future of what was once called the Calliope Housing Development. Read More ›