P.O. Box 3401
Shreveport, Louisiana 71133
Phone:318-621-9263
Fax: 318-636-4914

About Us

Background

Urban Housing of America, Inc., Louisiana “UHAL” is a an IRC § 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit Louisiana corporation. It was incorporated in May 1997. Its primary purpose is to develop housing and supportive services for moderate and low income families. The designated area of service is Bossier and Caddo Parishes in Northwest Louisiana. UHAL has been designated as a Community Housing Development Organization by the City of Shreveport and the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

Board of Directors

The governing body of UHAL is representative of low income communities in its service area. The board members are residences of Bossier and Caddo Parishes. Their experience in the development of low income housing is focused on unit design, affordability, fund raising, and organization administrative policy.

Staff

UHAL has personnel with the needed experience in the all areas of project development ranging from project concept and planning to construction and operations management. The staff’s skills are extended through the use of consultants and professionals in needed skill areas, i.e. engineering, architecture, legal, accounting, and others.

Capacity

UHAL’s management team has demonstrated its capacity to successfully develop multi-family housing by completing phases I & II of Greenwood Villa Townhomes. The team has access to the needed contacts and resources to successfully implement its development objectives. UHAL’s net worth is adequate to facilitate project financing in the under $5,000,000.00 development cost range.

 
Affiliations

UHAL maintains a relationship with the following organizations in order stay current on industry developments and network among business groups:

  • City of Shreveport
  • Louisiana Housing Finance Agency
  • Enterprise Foundation
  • National Congress for Community Economic Development
  • Neighbor Reinvestment Corporation
  • National Cooperative Business Association
References

Bank Ms. Lydia Jackson
Hibernia National Bank
610 Texas Street, Suite 201
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Ph. 318-676-7029

Accountant Ms. Sharon Buzzanca, CPA
Castellano & Associates
9308 Mansfield Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71119
Ph. 318-688-8299

Legal Ms. Margrett Ford
Margrett Ford Attorney at Law
1240 Milam Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Ph. 318-226-1600

Business Mr. William Lott, President
Triple L Construction Corporation
1181 Hawn Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
Ph. 318-424-8037

Community Mr. Roy Burrell, Executive Director
Inner City Entrepreneur Institute
820 Jordan Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Ph. 318-425-4234