Fika is a weekly coffee conversation hour taking place at 10 a.m. at the Blue House every Thursday. Fikas are free and open to the public. Come join us for conversation, coffee and snacks! 

T/CNDC's Executive Director Kelsy Yeargain will speak with us about Rebuild the Family Home, a program designed to work one-on-one with property owners through all steps of rebuilding to help prevent tax sales and further displacement of predominantly black owned land. Drawing on in-person interviews with property owners who have been caught in a cycle of blight and tax liens, title and succession issues, financial instability, and difficulties with construction, Kelsy will explain how current discuss the legal and economic systems that prevent families from returning to their homes, and how their program is working to end this cycle. 

Kelsy Yeargain is an active member of Housing NOLA's Put Housing First Campaign, an Evacuteer Leader, and she sits on the city's Economic Development Advisory Committee. She graduated with a dual Master's degree in Migration Studies and Political Economics from the American University of Cairo and in 2018 she graduated from UNO's Community Development Finance Certificate Program.