Neighborhood Revitalization Across New Orleans
At Rebuilding Together New Orleans, we believe that everyone has the right to live in a safe and healthy house.
What We Do
Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1988, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Rebuilding Together New Orleans is focused on making free critical home repairs for some of our most vulnerable neighbors. With more than 2,010 home repair projects completed in the last three and a half decades, our team has the experience, passion, and drive to make safe and healthy housing a reality for our community.
Rebuilding Together New Orleans started in 1988 when the Preservation Resource Center instituted a one-day neighborhood revitalization program in the Lower Garden District. Named Christmas in October, the pilot program was modeled after the national Christmas in April program. It was implemented to address the needs of existing elderly and disabled homeowners who had become ill equipped to manage home repair.
After Hurricane Katrina, we modified our mission to aid those displaced by the storm. We began to focus on the total renovation and rebuilding of storm-damaged homes. By reinvesting in and restoring the existing housing stock of the city, we brought homeowners back home, and provided a model for restoring and preserving New Orleans’ neighborhoods.
In 2019, we became our own, independent 501(c)(3) organization. While keeping a focus on the national Rebuilding Together network’s mission of a safe and healthy home for everyone, we continue to respond to hurricanes and other disasters, and we’re committed to the long-term recovery and revitalization of New Orleans neighborhoods.