lowernine.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005.

We did it! Thanks to our supporters in all #50States and beyond we were able to surpass our goal of $50,000 to continue Lower Ninth Ward recovery! Click on the map to meet the incredible lowernine.org ambassadors who made it all possible!


Show your love for lowernine.org and the Lower Ninth Ward by snapping a selfie, taking a group shot, or otherwise making use of our nifty printable logo and posting the results! Points for an exotic locale, or for particularly creative pics! You can also email them to info@lowernine.org

Photograph by John Rosenthal



Thank you to everyone who made #50States a success, we were able to raise more than $50,000 to continue returning residents HOME to the Lower Ninth Ward! #Rebuild #Restore #Revive #NOLA #iamlowernine

If you would like to make a contribution to our organization you can still make a donation through our year-round 365 Campaign by clicking here.

Lower Ninth Ward Tours

lowernine.org offers individual and small group neighborhood tours. The tour includes stops at Mississippi and Industrial Canal levees, a visit to one of lowernine.org’s open work sites and sights like Fats Domino’s home (pre-K). This tour is offered in exchange for a tax-deductible donation to our organization and all proceeds go to rebuilding homes in the Lower Ninth Ward. We schedule tours as reservations are made so the shorter the notice the harder it is to guarantee we’ll have availability- it’s a good idea to book tours a week in advance. Please email laura@lowernine.org for more information or to schedule a tour!