Harmony Neighborhood Development
Harmony Neighborhood Development (HARMONY) – formerly NONDC – is a non-profit, comprehensive community development organization focusing its work in Central City New Orleans. We create high-quality housing choices while advocating and partnering for the development of vibrant communities. HARMONY’s comprehensive approach to revitalization also includes blight elimination, homeownership services, resident organizing, community asset building and small-scale commercial development. We believe by building capacity for homeownership among low-income families in Central City, we are stimulating community wealth-building and empowerment. Our team’s cluster development activities are aimed at restoring desolate blocks into lively areas with new levels of commitment and investment. HARMONY'S vision is to create a vibrant Central City by increasing homeownership to 40 percent over the next ten years. HARMONY offers new construction and renovations of both singles and doubles.
Our Community: A neighborhood rich in cultural history, Central City is in the midst of a powerful rebirth. It is situated conveniently between the Central Business District to the East, Historic Garden District to the South and Uptown neighborhood to the West. The area provides easy access to the city’s public transportation routes and the majority of homes in Central City did not receive flood damage, making it an ideal community for a diverse population and a valuable place for continued investment.
Number of Homes Available: 5
Number of Homes Under Construction: 40
2 bedroom / 2 bathroom
3 bedroom / 2 bathroom
3 bedroom / 2.5 bathroom
4 bedroom / 2.5 bathroom
Prices: Homes are priced from $162,000 to $180,000.
Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for the City of New Orleans’ soft-second mortgage program which provides resources to help make homeownership more affordable. HARMONY is able to provide up to $85,000 per income eligible homebuyer based on need.
HARMONY sells to both market rate buyers and below market rate buyers.
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Home Features: Elevated foundation, spacious open kitchen/dining room floor plan, 9’ to 10’ ceiling, fully equipped kitchen (many with stainless package), designer light fixtures & ceiling fans, and pre-wired for cable & telephone.
Green features: ENERGY STAR certified, solar panel system (selected homes only), low-flow faucets and shower heads, dual-flush toilets, and bamboo flooring (selected homes only).