New Orleans Finds Future Housing by Renovating Historic Churches

New Orleans is a city with a rich history and a variety of spiritual traditions, evolving as it has over the three centuries since its founding in 1718 and producing many now-forgotten churches. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina left many of these buildings in desperate need of renovation. One of them, Sacred Heart Church, is now being renovated as a mixed-use residential community developed by Atlanta-based Columbia Residential and locally based nonprofit Providence Community Housing.