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.

Reflecting on Nine Years of Rebuilding

“"As we consider the enormous loss endured by the people of our community, we are motivated by both that memory of grief and by the resilience evident in the support given to us by our friends and partners these last nine years to continue our commitment to rebuilding and revitalizing New Orleans.".” Jim Pate, NOAHH Executive Director In the nine years since Hurricane Katrina, NOAHH has gone from gutting houses when there was no infrastructure to being the largest homebuilder in the... Read More »

Chefs and Gardeners Come Together at NOAHH HUG Garden Party

Syrena Johnson never expected to be a chef. Growing up, she helped cook for her family, but she did not expect to one day be receiving the Chefs Move! Scholarship, much less become the first graduate of that program. The opportunity arose while she was working for Liberty's Kitchen, and she made the most of it. She has been fortunate enough to work with many of New Orleans' finest, and while she worked at Restaurant August, Chef Michael Gulotta (who now co-owns MoPho) took her under his wing. From... Read More »

20 on 20 at Dirty Coast! Support NOAHH on August 20th!

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 »

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 »

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