Andreanecia M. Morris serves as the Executive Director for HousingNOLA, a 10-year public private partnership working to end New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis. The 10-year Strategy and Implementation Plan indicates the need for 33,600 affordable housing opportunities by 2025.
Morris has spent her career working to create affordable housing since graduating from Loyola University New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, she implemented programs that created over 500 first time homebuyers, secured $104.5 million soft second subsidy for Metro New Orleans 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 and, since its incorporation in 2012, 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.
Gambit Weekly named Morris "New Orleanian of the Year" for her role in HousingNOLA’s innovative strategy in 2017. As a part of the celebrations around New Orleans' tricentennial anniversary, JP Morgan Chase partnered with the Times Picayune to name Morris one of 12 "Icons of New Orleans” as part of the NOLA.com 300 for 300 campaign in 2018. She also chairs the Louisiana Housing Alliance network; serves on the boards of Propeller, Finance New Orleans and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and is a member of Prosperity Now Community Advisory Committee and the Federal Reserve Community Advisory Committee.