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.

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 »

NOAHH Asks 1,200 Volunteers How They Will Make Their Mark

Over 1,200 students from high schools and colleges across the United States and Canada will contribute over 26,000 volunteer hours to NOAHH during their spring breaks, leaving their mark upon the city and its fight against poverty housing. Volunteers will help build homes, clear trash from neighborhoods through our Attack the Block (ATB) program, and repair homes through our ABWK programs. Using the hashtag #makeyourmark, student volunteers will tag their pictures and social media posts so that... Read More »

Wines of South Africa Brings "From BBQ to Braai" Tour to New Orleans

The Wines of South Africa (WOSA) "From BBQ to Braai" tour, which was created to promote a better understanding of South African culture through wine, food and music, will kick off the 2014 national tour in New Orleans. WOSA has partnered with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) to help set the stage for a southern cultural exchange in the form of a South African inspired BBQ. WOSA will donate all proceeds from the event to NOAHH. The event will be held at Falstaff Beer Garden (2600 Gravier... Read More »

The Year of Transformation

This year, NOAHH's 30th year, was a year of transformation. The most visible transformation was our move from our smaller uptown offices and downtown ReStore to a consolidated and fresh location on Elysian Fields. Now, all of our resources are in one place, allowing us to be more efficient, and our offices are situated to better allow communication and coordination between all aspects of the affiliate. To go along with our move, we had a grand opening event for our ReStore, with food, entertainment,... Read More »