Andreanecia M. Morris serves as the Executive Director for HousingNOLA, a 10-year public private partnership working to solve New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis. The 10-Year Strategy and Implementation Plan, released in 2015, indicates the need for 33,600 additional housing opportunities by 2025.
Morris has spent her career working to create affordable housing since graduating from Loyola University. Post Katrina, she directly implemented programs that created 500 first time homebuyers, disbursed $10 million in homebuyer subsidy, and provided supportive services for approximately 5,000 households—homeowners who were struggling to rebuild and renters who required wrap around services. Morris was lead organizer for the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) when it started in 2007 as a loose coalition of community development nonprofits and, since its incorporation in 2012 as a regional housing alliance, Morris has served as GNOHA’s President. GNOHA’s advocacy supported members and partners in developing approximately 88,000 housing opportunities between 2006 and 2015 in New Orleans. She also chairs the HousingLOUISIANA Alliance Network, serves on the boards of the Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Propeller and the Finance Authority of New Orleans and was recently named to Federal Reserve Community Advisory Committee.
Gambit Weekly named Morris New Orleanian of the Year for her role in HousingNOLA’s unwavering commitment in 2017. As a part of the celebrations around New Orleans' tricentennial anniversary, JP Morgan Chase partnered with NOLA Media Group to name Morris one of 12 "Icons of New Orleans” as part of the Nola.com 300 for 300 campaign in 2018.