Dillard University's 13th Annual Housing, Health, & Community Resource Fair

Dillard University's Office of Community Relations (OCR) is dedicated to the rebuilding of New Orleans: physically, emotionally. and economically. The OCR was established to increase homeownershlp in Gentllly neighborhoods. That focus shifted in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. Today the OCR Is actively engaged in revitalization across the cIty - working to assist in rebuilding the infrastructure of our city, while also offering numerous community outreach programs for residents to improve their personal lives.

The Office of Community Relations is supported by many remarkable sponsors and is proud to partner with a number of organizations and companies both locally and nationally.

Contact Nick Harris at nharris@dillard.edu for additional information.


 View Our Workshops Below! 

  • Many people don't think about financial planning or are not sure how to do so. This seminar will provide the basics about planning for your financial future. Topics include budgeting, credit and investing. This seminar can be helpful for anyone thinking about their financial future and how to plan for it.
  • The more things change, the more they stay the same - financially, that is. It seems that the rich continue to get richer and the poor get poorer. As a result, the wealth gap for our community continues to widen. Join us for a healthy discussion on the causes and effects of the wealth gap as well as the steps that can be taken to change the trend and allow us to achieve financial independence and create generational wealth. We'll discuss the importance of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and legacy planning; maximizing your two largest financial assets; plus a whole lot more.
  • In this workshop attendees will develop a

better understanding of how cyber security works and how it can affect our everyday lives, bother personally and in our business. Key topics that will be discussed are:
· What is Cyber Security · How cyber-attacks work · How small businesses play a major role in cyber security · Common SCAMS including Identity theft, Medicare-Medicaid Fraud · The financial Impact of falling victim · General TIPS and Best practices to stay safe online Additional we will provide a demonstration of how cyber-attacks and cyber security work.
  • This session will empower and help individuals become more confident and secure in managing money. Overcoming detrimental financial behaviors is the KEY to Saving Money.
  • Informational Session is open to anyone who may be interested in finding gainful employment in the state of Louisiana. Attendee will be able to apply for available jobs online at this event. The website and the accounts created by the individual grants them to, sometimes firsthand information about vacancy’s and job and career opportunities. This website is beneficially to everyone no matter if they are unemployed, under-employed or seeking a career change.
  • Home equity can be a longterm strategy for building wealth. Learn the different ways home equity can translate into your savings for the future.
  • Housing trends and forecast; Millennials
and their housing needs; New opportunities for first time homebuyers; Understanding and improving your credit report; What is important when applying for a mortgage loan; IBERIABANK’s down-payment assistance programs; IBERIABANK’s affordable mortgage products.
  • This session will empower and help individuals understand the procedures in become more confident and secure in purchasing property for homeownership or investment.
  • This information sessions will including understanding how to use the cellphone for communicating such as face-time, texting, and use of settings.
  • Attendees will learn about the Steps to Homeownership – an A-Z process to becoming a homeowner: from the dream to reality. Understanding Credit - how credit effect your whole life, how it works and how you can organize and control it. Also, the Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector, and Understanding the property disclosures, lead-based paint, wavier of rehabilitation and other disclosures.
  • The roles of three (3) local African American Women in the $7 billion green infrastructure and urban storm water management in Treme', 7th Ward and Bunny Friend neighborhoods; Engagement, Education and Advocacy of residents to reduce the effects of repetitive flooding, utilizing the Water Wise Gulf South model; Community driven efforts by residents to set the vision for more resilient, sustainable neighborhoods and; Creating capacity to build workforce development trainings and small business opportunities for communities of color, with minimal start up costs/investments.

Sponsored By:


errol williams




blue cross


capital one




hano and regions bank


healthy blue and aetna






jared brosett


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2020 Census
Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
Bee Realty
Bougie Custom Tees
Brandy Slaughter with Gardner Realtors
Capital One Bank
Coleman's Remodeling & Renovations LLC
Crescent City Pharmacy
CrescentCare and LSU Sexual Health Center
CupCake Fairies
Daughters Foundation
Delisha Boyd Realty, LLC
Delta Research and Educational Foundation
Dillard University College of Nursing
Dillard University Nursing Department
Eazy Flo Plumbing LLC
Energy Smart
EXCELth, Inc.
eXp Realty/Movement
Gabisa Insurance
Gardner Realtors
Golden Change, Inc. / LA Voz de la Comunidad
Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance - Put Housing First
GWJ Ind Supply & Construction
Hancock Whitney
Harris Martin Realty
Healthy Blue
Home by Hand
Hope Credit Union
Housing Authority of New Orleans
Integrity Asset Mgmt Group, LLC
Investar Bank
Jefferson Travel Group
Jericho Road
Kedila YouthBuild
Kervin W. Doyle and Associates
KTS Insurance Agency
La Capitol Federal Credit Union
Louisiana Appleseed
LSU Health Sciences Center N.O.
Metairie Bank
Models for Success at JOB1
Mount Olivet/Dignity Memorial
Neighborhood Development Foundation
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Office of Community Development
Office of Public Health
Orleans Parish Assessor's Office
Pink Shoe Foundation (Cancer)
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
SCORE Mentors New Orleans
State Bank & Trust Company
Swanson & Associates, Inc.
The Good Gang  BSA Pack & Troop 131
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
Total Community Action, Inc.
Tulane Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
United Way SELA
Urban League of LA Guild
Value Insurance Agency
Women Under Study/Nola Research Works



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