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.

Week 2 AmeriCorps Reflect on Their Build-A-Thon Experience

The homes are nearly finished. Flooring, interior painting, and landscaping are taking place at homes around America Street as week two comes to a close, and the AmeriCorps who have made this possible are taking stock of the blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into these homes. This week, NOAHH's own office AmeriCorps joined their construction coworkers on site, and some old familiar faces also came back during their second term as AmeriCorps in other parts of the country. Whether they'd already... Read More »

The Mimitte Family Is Building a Habitat Legacy

On Saturday, Patrice Mimette's home will be dedicated along with the nine others being built during Build-A-Thon. It will be the second time her home has been part of a NOAHH home dedication. When she was 12 years old, her mother, Patricia, also became a Habitat homeowner. Twenty years later, Patrice is hard at work on site at Build-A-Thon on her home in New Orleans East and Patricia has just (as of May 17) paid off her mortgage! As a child, Patrice and her sister helped her mother with her sweat... Read More »

An Evening With Clive Rainey

Tuesday night, Clive Rainey, Habitat for Humanity's first volunteer, joined volunteers, NOAHH staff, and neighbors to speak about faith, volunteering, and more on site at Build-A-Thon after a long day working hard on site on Ray St. at one of our BAT houses. Clive joined HFHI on April 1, 1977, six months after its founding. Clive worked for 2.5 years with founders Millard and Linda Fuller in the early days doing whatever was needed. After starting Habitat’s work in two African nations... Read More »

A Little Wind and Rain Won't Stop Build-A-Thon

It's raining! The second week AmeriCorps' first day on site saw a little bit of inclement weather, but a lot of progress was made on the homes all the same. As the dark clouds rolled in late in the day, volunteers came down from roofs and ladders for the sake of safety, but there was plenty of interior work to be done on most of the houses. Though construction shut down for the thunder and lightning, everyone was able to get to safety in plenty of time, and soon after, the clouds moved on. The... Read More »

AmeriCorps From Around the Country Reflect on the First Week of Build-A-Thon

Nearly 200 AmeriCorps from Habitat for Humanity affiliates all over the country have made the first week of Build-A-Thon a great success. The first wave of inspections have all been passed, and drywall is already going in at each site. Though many of the visiting AmeriCorps have been working as construction crew leaders at their home affiliates, some have taken a week off office work to swing a hammer in the hot sun. No matter what kind of service they've been doing, they've all turned into pros... Read More »




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