Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc. (SMHA) visited the home of new homeowner, Dana Leon, while attending the NeighborWorks Convening in New Orleans this summer. Southern Mutual Financial Services, Inc. (SMFS), the lending arm of SMHA, is helping to rebuild New Orleans, in partnership with the Mayor’s office and Providence Community Housing. In only two years, the partnership between the three organizations has brought nearly $3.4 million to New Orleans and created 26 new homeowners!
*From Left to Right: Juana Green, Home Sales & Loan Manager, Providence Community Housing; Michelle Pittman, Homeownership Buyer Pool Manager, Providence Community Housing; Denise Galatas, Senior Advisor the President, SMHA; Terri North, President & CEO, Providence Community Housing; James Ross, Relationship Manager, Southern District, NeighborWorks ® America; Dana Leon and daughter, new homeowners; Brian Lawlor, Director of Housing Policy and Community Development, City of New Orleans; Linda Santi, Interim CEO, Neighborhood Housing Services New Orleans; Don Phoenix, Southern District Director, NeighborWorks ® America. Photo Credit: Theresa LaCour, Manager, SMFS.