Why We Build 2022

New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity celebrates the resiliency and recovery in Jefferson Parish at Habitat’s first home in Lafitte, followed by a seafood boil for the community.

Lowest hourly wage needed to afford average 2-bedroom rental in New Orleans: $18.46

Percentage of Louisianans who make below $15/hour: 39%

Women: 49%
Women of color: 64%

Men: 29%
Men of color: 46%

Louisiana minimum wage: $7.25/hour

Fair market rent has increased 13% in the last five years

Median sales price of a home has gone up 8.7% since last year