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St. Bernard Project Debuts New Name, New Home, and New Mission

It's focusing on building affordable housing veterans and seniors

The St. Bernard Project, which formed after Hurricane Katrina to aid recovery in St. Bernard Parish, has announced a new name, a new headquarters, and a new, broader mission.

The nonprofit has already moved beyond Louisiana, building homes in disaster-affected parts of Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Texas, and it continues to broaden its scope by focusing on building affordable housing veterans and seniors. It has also begun offering training services to other nonprofits.

To reflect its expanded mission, the group has shortened its name to SBP.

SBP also moved to a new two-story building on the corner of North Broad and Toulouse streets, which it shares with like-minded groups Trust for Public Land and Louisiana Green Corps. There's still 4,100 square feet of vacant space on the ground floor; co-founded Zack Rosenburg says he's open to commercial tenants for the space.

The group hopes to build housing for veterans on a lot next to the new headquarters and warehouse, aiming to have two buildings with a combined 53 units.

St. Bernard Project has new home, new name, broader mission []