The heart of NOAHH's mission is to see that affordable housing is available for everyone in the New Orleans area. Our homeownership and ABWK programs allow us to serve a large portion of the population affected by substandard, unaffordable housing in the city, but still, there are many whose circumstances can't be addressed under our current programs. By partnering with other local groups seeking to address the needs of the people who most need the stability and safety of safe, affordable housing,... Read More »
NOAHH's commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is an ongoing series of events and continuation of our fight against substandard housing that kicked off with this year's Build-A-Thon and will culminate the week of the anniversary, August 29, with a series of events. The day of the anniversary, NOAHH will be taking part in both the Folgers Resilience Walk/Run and the K10 Day of Service, joining over 100 community organizations across the city in honoring the losses... Read More »
Photo credit: Patrick Boyland
Every year for the last ten years, Georgetown Prep students have taken time out of their summer break to join NOAHH on site in the heat and humidity. Though the details vary with each class, the students are required to spend a portion of their senior year doing community service, and different service trips are available to each student. Patrick Boyland chose to come to New Orleans in 2006 simply because it was a new place to see and experience, but what he found... Read More »
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 »
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 »