This August 20, all profits from locally oriented t-shirt and apparel company Dirty Coast will be sharing 20% of their profits with NOAHH for their 20 on 20 program. In 2014, Dirty Coast has selected 12 nonprofits as beneficiaries of their support, focusing on one on the 20th of each month. Dirty Coast has two stores in the New Orleans area, but you can also participate online! For any sale made by Dirty Coast on August 20, 2014, at any time of the day (so long as it is August 20 in the central time... Read More »
The Times-Picayune ran a great article on one of our ABWK projects yesterday, and we just had to share it! Read about how a simple conversation lead to a not one but two homeowners joining our A Brush With Kindness program. With a little help from volunteers (including our USMC volunteers!) and NOAHH staff, they transformed their homes and added a little bit of security! Read More »
The Independent Sector, a leadership network for nonprofits, recently issued the results of a study calculating the value of a volunteer hour, placing it at an average of $22.55 in 2013 nationwide and $22.13 for Louisiana specifically. Volunteers are integral to NOAHH's program, allowing the affiliate to charge no interest on our mortgages, which is the keystone to providing affordable housing to hard working, low income homeowners. There were 13,826 instances (eight hour shifts) of volunteering... Read More »
NOAHH has been selected as Le Petit Theatre’s charitable partner in conjunction with Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, May 9-24. The theatre has set a goal of raising $3,000 for the organization by collecting donations at each show. On May 20th, employees of Le Petit, along with the show’s cast and crew, will spend a day volunteering for the organization onsite.
“Death of a Salesman is a commentary on the American Dream and how the pursuit of one man’s ideal destroyed... Read More »
Part of fighting substandard housing and blight in New Orleans is addressing every facet of what makes neighborhoods places people want to live. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, NOAHH learned first hand how signs of recovery and progress would draw people back who had been reluctant to return. As new homes were built in hard hit neighborhoods, the people who already lived there began returning, finding the welcome sight of new construction to be a sign it was safe and reasonable to return.... Read More »