About the Program
This program is essential for addressing our city's vacant properties and population decline. The program leverages the impact of all other programs,
thousands of prospective investors and home buyers, a critical need in recovery. It also provides an enriching educational experience through presentations, membership enrichment tours, and
museum tours to school groups, which provides a new generation with a better understanding and appreciation of the architecture, neighborhoods, history, and culture of the city of New Orleans.
- Monthly Homebuyer Workshops are free and open to the public. For anyone who wants to learn more about restoring an old home or finding a property for sale in a Historic Neighborhood. Helps prospective buyers learn how to identify a vacant property suitable for renovation, negotiate its acquisition, find appropriate financing, and achieve a successful renovation project.
- Renovators' Happy Hours monthly self-guided tour, talk and refreshments on-site at a renovation-in-progress that meets or exceeds
preservation standards. Join us for a glass of wine while you hear about the homeowners' historic restoration project. April - October.
- First-Time Homebuyer Training is a certified program that affords attendees an understanding of loans, working with realtors, insurance and more. 12 hrs of credit will apply.
- Membership Education architecture lectures and enrichment tours, an added perk for PRC members. Includes the annual Architecture 101 lecture and reception.
- African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHP) focuses on identifying and preserving the homes and cultural legacy of New
Orleans jazz musicians. It is important to save the houses and to recognize the musicians who lived there, at the same time generating awareness of the cultural significance of the older
neighborhoods of the city. AAHP has identified over 503 houses where early jazz legends lived, and has been able to produce and place historic markers on 48 of them. Three endangered houses where jazz musicians lived have been saved by PRC and its partners in preservation. Join us for the annual AAHP fundraiser, Ladies in Red!
- Children's Education welcomes grades 4th-12th to participate and view an Architectural History of New Orleans slide show - which
impresses upon students the dramatic change in New Orleans' cityscape over time. They will learn about House Types & see the PRC's dramatic "Before and After" slide show - to demonstrate
the effects of preservation in action. It can be combined with a visit to the French Quarter.