Isabell’s Journey

At Project Homecoming, we know that we would not exist without you, our contributors. We have a lot going on and our work would not be possible without your support. As you read about your beloved Project Homecoming family member, Isabell Harris-Butler, please consider making an end of year gift to Project Homecoming. You will… Continue reading


“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.”   -Bell Hooks This month, Project Homecoming is working to raise funds for a beautiful 4-plex in the historic… Continue reading

Homeowner Profile: Mr. Harold

Mr. Harold has lived in the community for more than 30 years and is one of the last black business owners of the upper 9th ward. According to Mr. Harold, the upper 9th had 20% more black owned businesses than any other neighborhood in the city. Mr. Harold was the owner of Future Record Shop… Continue reading


We’re working on a house in the 7th Ward that was relatively complete when it came into Project Homecoming hands. When I say “relatively complete”, I mean that most of the inside has flooring/paint/trim/doorknobs, etc. This isn’t a house we’re rebuilding from the ground-up. Or are we? The major problem here is that beneath the… Continue reading

Hollygrove Homecoming

The Bloodworth home on Colapissa street in Hollygrove has received its “Certificate of Occupancy” and the lights have been turned on! Thank you so much to all the volunteers who made this possible. Over 150 people have worked on this house, a number that includes subcontractors, volunteers of all ages, the homeowner’s great-grandson and Project… Continue reading