New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to build houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives and to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Why we do what we do

New Orleans is a city with historically low rates of homeownership and high levels of poverty, yet it is a place of resiliency, hope, and cultural vibrancy. With a spirit of renewal, NOAHH is rising to the challenges presented by a substandard housing stock and is helping many to realize their dream of homeownership.

Good Fences Built by Good Neighbors

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 Value of a Volunteer Hour

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 »

Le Petit Theatre and NOAHH Partner for Death of a Salesman

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 »

NOAHH Finishes Its Third Annual Attack the Block

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 »

NOAHH to Host Third ReStore Art Show

New Orleans, LA, (March 20, 2014) – New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) will be hosting its third art show March 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the ReStore showcasing work from students at Metairie Park Country Day School and Academy of the Sacred Heart. “The art the students make is nothing short of impressive,” said Jim Pate, executive director of NOAHH. “We’re proud to host their work and support the arts in New Orleans. It’s an integral part... Read More »

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