Gulf Coast Recovery

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, the National Trust quickly mobilized and, with our local partners, coordinated nearly a thousand volunteers, technical assistance, and grants. Now, on the disaster's fifth anniversary, we celebrate the success and progress in the Gulf Coast region, but recognize that many historic areas continue to struggle. We are committed to continuing our work in the Gulf Coast, and hope you will join us in that effort. Read More »


Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation's president emeritus, has written an open letter to President Obama advocating for protection of New Orleans's historic Lower Mid-City neighborhood. Read the full letter »

Passionate leaders of the St. Claude Main Street community are helping transform a former furniture showroom into the New Orleans Healing Center, a community center concept as eclectic and vibrant as the neighborhood. Read more »

Take Action

Restore the Gulf Coast: Join Women of the Storm in demanding full funding and a sustainable plan for restoring the Gulf of Mexico, its coastlines, and its wetlands. Sign the petition »

Save Mid-City

Residents of Mid-City New Orleans react to the possibility of losing their homes -- again. Watch » 

Success Stories

Home Again

The HOME AGAIN! program has invested over one million dollars into 25 HOME AGAIN! projects, 17 of which are in Holy Cross. In addition, 165 historic homes in Holy Cross have received rebuilding assistance. View our slideshow »


American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation were pleased to announce that each of the five historic New Orleans sites chosen to receive Partners in Preservation grants -- totaling $400,000 -- have successfully completed work on their respective projects.
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