New Orleans Lot Maintenance Program

Launched in 2013 and expanded in August 2014, Mayor Mitchell Landrieu’s Lot Maintenance Program aims to eliminate blighted properties while creating employment opportunities for neighborhood residents.  To do so, the program has partnered with Covenant House’s White Dove Landscaping program, a social enterprise that will train at-risk youth and other hard-to-employ populations to clean up about 100 overgrown lots a month.  As of September 2014, the program cleared 1,000 lots and aimed to complete 9,000 grass cuttings over the next year.

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