Bayou District Foundation

New Orleans, LA

Rising from the flooded remains of the St. Bernard housing development, the Bayou District was created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide a new mixed-income community complete with schools, recreation, and support services.

Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, New Orleans.
The Start of the Network

The Bayou District Foundation was the first organization after the East Lake Foundation in Atlanta to implement what is now called the “Purpose Built Communities Model” of neighborhood transformation. It was this extension of the concept that helped inspire the creation of the Purpose Built Communities network of communities leveraging the holistic model across the country.

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The Bayou District Vision

The mission of the Bayou District Foundation is to implement and maintain an innovative community re-development model that enables children and families to live productive, healthy and fulfilling lives in a thriving community.

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