Four years ago, the Jeremiah Group created, fought for, and won approval for a proposal to set aside $75 million for home ownership in Louisiana (with $52 Million for New Orleans).
The Times Picayune reports that "the $52.3 million 'soft-second mortgage' program has endured many starts and stops over the years. The program was approved nearly four years ago by the state and former Mayor Ray Nagin, but it never got off the ground.
The faith-based Jeremiah Group, however, continued to fight City Hall for the money until it finally became a reality."
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"Jeremiah Group, which pushed the state to dedicate the money for the new program out of the failed Road Home rental recovery program, deserves credit for ...pushing the administration to deliver on the idea."Read more
by Editorial Staff, "Jefferson Parish's Advanced Academy Overhaul," Times Picayune
Last June, the Jeremiah Group in New Orleans brought forth 25 parents with gifted children that had been denied admissions to advanced academies in the Jefferson parish. After several months of challenging the lack of transparency and irregularities of the admissions process, evidence emerged that school board members wrote letters supporting the admission of certain children, leading the Superintendent to step down.Read more
by Mark Waller, "Critics Say Admissions Inquiry into Jefferson Parish Stops Short," The Times PicayuneRead more
Jeremiah Group Leads Investigation into Exclusion of Black Students from Jefferson Parish Magnet Schools
"Gretna Magnet School Admissions Review Uncovers 40 Irregularities," by Andrea Shaw, Times PicayuneRead more