Charlotte Bourgeois Receives LHA Lifetime Achievement Award
NEW ORLEANS – Charlotte Bourgeois has been honored with the Louisiana Housing Alliance’s (LHA) first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented today in recognition of Bourgeois’ dedication to creating affordable housing for all Louisianans over the course of more than 30 years at LHA’s annual Affordable Housing & Community Development Awards Luncheon.
Bourgeois served as Chief Operating Officer of Providence Community Housing (2006-2009), a 501(c)3 non-profit community development corporation committed to the viability of the City of New Orleans through a mission-driven model that focuses on affordable housing development, homeownership and supportive service delivery. During her tenure, Bourgeois managed rehabilitation, redevelopment and development of affordable housing projects for individuals, families and seniors totaling more than $318 million.
“Charlotte has been an instrumental asset to Providence from the start,” Terri North, President and CEO of Providence Community Housing, said. “Charlotte’s expertise in managing multifaceted large-scale affordable housing projects was exactly what was needed at the upstart of the organization. There is no one more deserving than Charlotte for the LHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her life’s work has been dedicated to ensuring the availability of affordable housing that New Orleanians and Louisiana residents can feel proud to come home to everyday. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside Charlotte all these years. She is most deserving of this wonderful accolade.”
Bourgeois recently retired from her position as Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers. She also worked with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, UJAMAA, CDC, the Tulane/Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation and Willwoods Community among others.
The Louisiana Housing Alliance (LHA) is a nonprofit statewide coalition working to ensure the preservation and production of quality affordable housing for low and moderate income Louisianans and those with special needs.