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.

Donate Clothing and Household Wares to Raise Money for NOAHH

At dozens of locations around the New Orleans area, Charity Clothing Pickup has placed bins, marked with NOAHH's logo, in parking lots and open spaces to collect clothing for thrift stores and other outlets, and part of the proceeds raised will go to NOAHH! The boxes are for clothing, apparel accessories like purses and bags, glasses and jewelry, footwear, housewares, baby items, and towels and other linens. To find a nearby box, click here or see below for a list of local businesses who have agreed... Read More »

Thank You from New Orleans Habitat

On a windy day in early November, Sheldonna Durosseau and her daughter Aviona arrived at their new home as staff and volunteers gathered to join them in celebrating their home dedication ceremony. Her words to the gathered crowd are words of gratitude. In the crowd are people who helped to build her home and the people who guided her through the program, and volunteers who worked on homes for other partner families, but her gratitude extends to everyone who helped make her home possible. Sheldonna... Read More »

National Association of Realtors Returns to Volunteer With NOAHH

The men and women in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) first began volunteering with NOAHH in 2002, when their convention first came to New Orleans and first partnered with a Habitat affiliate. They worked on Annunciation St. with homeowner Rosalee Lewis, Nelle Postell, realtor of Charleston, SC, designed a basket weave walkway for the home that, despite the effort involved, they managed to finish in one day. As their conventions have a four year cycle, their next scheduled convention... Read More »

NOAHH and St. Roch CDC Dedicate New Home for the Watkins Family

A warm and breezy Sunday afternoon brought together New Orleans Habitat and St. Roch Community Development Corporation to dedicate a home on Spain St. in St. Roch to Pastor J.B. Watkins, his wife Stephanie and their three children. The Watkins family graciously accepted symbolic house-warming gifts and the key to their brand new home from friends and members of their congregation as a sign of the devotion the Watkins are bringing to St. Roch.. “We are grateful that this reality will take... Read More »

World Habitat Day 2014

"No mother should have to put their children to bed in crowded, substandard housing; no senior should have to spend their days in drafty, leaking housing; and no physically-challenged person should have to suffer the indignity of living in inadequate, inaccessible housing. Our ultimate goal is the eradication of poverty housing in the New Orleans area, in partnership with other non-profits, the government, private landlords and individual citizens. Working together, we can make sure that every person... Read More »



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