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New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

Giving Back | 2023 Non-Profit

MISSION: To responsibly build communities where families can thrive, in homes they can afford.

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A Mount Carmel Academy volunteer, NOAHH’s longest serving volunteer partner, painting at a Habitat home in Musicians Village.

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1983 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has been a local leader in home-building and disaster recovery work for 40 years. NOAHH works in partnership with hard working, low-income families to build and finance new, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable income, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute sweat equity volunteer hours with Habitat.

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Habitat built Musicians’ Village, a 72-home community focused on affordable homes for local musicians and culture-bearers, with the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music and a toddler-friendly pocket park. Now, NOAHH has started work on Rising Oaks, a 150-home community in Terrytown on the Westbank that will feature public green spaces and everything a community needs within walking distance.
NOAHH’s Habitat Home Repair program has helped over 350 homeowners with remain in homes they have owned for decades. The program is central to our Disaster Relief and Recovery work as well as support for elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners.

NOAHH has two ReStores where donated furniture, appliances, and construction materials are sold to the general public, providing affordable home improvement to the local community.

NOAHH has an Internship and Apprenticeship program that provides paid job opportunities to local youth. Through hands-on learning opportunities, they gain experience on build sites, which better prepares them for their future careers. You can email for more information.


NOAHH partners with hard-working, low-income families and thousands of volunteers, donors, and businesses to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes for 40 years In that time, over 700 partner families have become homebuyers, and NOAHH has helped repair over 300 homes and aided thousands more through disaster relief and recovery work.

You can choose to support NOAHH’s general operations, helping to build or repair homes through our programs, or you can donate directly to our Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to support families in need after floods, tornados, or hurricanes. We also have special funds for our rebuilding efforts in Jean Lafitte, which was hard-hit during Hurricane Ida, and our upcoming community Rising Oaks. To make a donation, visit

You can give back by donating new or gently used materials to one of our ReStores ( Shop at either location – 2900 Elysian Fields in New Orleans and 2425 Williams Blvd. in Kenner – or you can shop online at or

NOAHH’s work would not be possible without volunteers. You can sign up to build homes with our Construction team or help out in either of our ReStores on our volunteer calendar (, or you can take part in one of our signature events (, such as Women Build, Pride Build, Unity Build, Bench and Bar Build, or the Larry Palestina Golf Classic.

To apply for the First-Time Homebuyer Program, visit, and to apply for the Habitat Home Repair program, visit


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