Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Affiliates & Partners

The National Center for the Urban Community at Tulane and Xavier Universities had its origins in a unique cooperative endeavor agreement between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the city of New Orleans, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and the Tulane and Xavier Universities. The 1996 agreement was designed to facilitate the recovery of HANO, then widely recognized as one of the most troubled housing agencies in the country.

Today, HANO is off the troubled list and its residents are benefiting from the dynamic, holistic partnerships the NCUC has formed with government, community, and private sectors.

The National Center works with a wide range of organizations and institutions to administer a series of initiatives that involve universities, students, faculty, staff, and, often, alumni. These programmatic efforts contribute to learning, to the quality of teaching and research and to the quality of life in the communities with whom we learn and serve.

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