Tanya Harris

Community Outreach Coordinator

As Community Outreach Manager, Tanya assists Lower 9th Ward homeowners and residents in pursuing a better quality of life for themselves, their families and their community.

Tanya Harris was born and raised in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward and has been a leader in the post-Katrina rebuilding efforts and and advocate for the right of return for all residents of New Orleans. As chair of the Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Council, Tanya has led organizing campaigns for fair wages, voting accessibility and affordable housing.

Harris was nominated for CNN’s AC360 “Keeping Them Honest” award and was the recipient of the Tides Foundation’s 2007 Jane Bagley Lehman Award.