Our Mission & Vision

The Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA) was founded in 2006, after Hurricane Katrina, to support the architecture, culture, and history of the Tremé. To fight the blight, crime, and grime exposed by that disaster. Now, after leading the resurgence of the Tremé, HFTA is dedicated to preserving the culture of the African-American ancestors who made the Tremé the vibrant community that created the music called Jazz.

HFTA envisions a Tremé with thriving commercial corridors along Basin, North Claiborne, Rampart, and St. Bernard Avenue that showcase Tremé’s rich live music, visual arts, and performing arts culture. We want economic development which encourages neighborhood friendly retail, a diversity of businesses and entrepreneurial opportunities for young adults and community residents. We feel this appropriate mix of commercial and residential makes the Tremé one of the most walkable neighborhoods in New Orleans.