The Preservation Resource Center offers monthly First-Time Homebuyer Training courses that prepare participants to tackle the home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. Participants will also gain access to a variety of home purchase incentives available exclusively to program graduates and offered by the Finance Authority of New Orleans, the City of New Orleans, and various lending institutions. Courses are $50 and require registration. Visit the website or call 504.636.3070 for more information.moreless
Family Resources of New Orleans offers a twelve hour homebuyer training curriculum in an effort to educate families on the homeownership process. The workshop covers a variety of topics such as credit rehabilitation, family budgeting, mortgage products comparison and other aspects of homeownership from beginning to end. The classes are taught by professionals in the real estate industry. For more information and to register for classes, call (504) 822-8519 or visit the website.moreless
Louisiana Housing Finance Agency offers a number of opportunities for low- and moderate-income Louisiana families to become homeowners. The program offers a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage at a below-market interest rate to first-time homebuyers, including programs for teachers and first responders. Visit the website or call 888-454-2001.moreless
The Neighborhood Development Foundation of New Orleans is a resource center that seeks to convert life-long renters, modest resources, and ready houses into entire neighborhoods of homeowners. The Foundation provides training and assistance for first-time homebuyers. Call 504-488-0155moreless
CCCS is a non-profit community service agency dedicated to educating consumers in the wise and proper use of credit, and helping consumers to repay excessive debt. CCCS offers budget counseling & debt management planning, financial education programs, housing counseling, and more. Visit the CCCS website or call 1-866-889-9347. CCCS has locations in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna, Slidell, and Houma, as well as locations in Mississippi.
Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation aims to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes. Lower Ninth Ward residents can sign up to work with MIR to choose, finance and prepare to own their new homes. For more information on the program visit the website or call 1-888-647-6652.moreless
HANO Voucher Program - Become a Homeowner
HANO offers a program in which Section 8 vouchers can be used to purchase a home. Participants must become financially fit, be a first-time homeowner, be employed for at least a year, satisfactorily complete HANO's pre-assistance homeownership and housing counseling program, attend post-purchase counseling and monthly homebuyer club meetings, and earn an annual salary of at least $10,300. For more information call Audrey Williams, lead case manager in HANO's Homeownership Department, at (504) 670-3428.
NACA is a non-profit, community advocacy and homeownership organization that conducts homeowner counseling and helps even those with poor credit to purchase a home or refinance a predatory loan. NACA offers a mortgage program with no down payment, no closing costs, no fees, no requirement for perfect credit, at a below-market interest rate. NACA also offers free, comprehensive housing services such as house hunting assistance and property evaluations. Participants must become a member of NACA to receive program benefits. Find out more about the program and upcoming workshops on the website, or call a local NACA office.
10555 Lake Forest Blvd, Suite 5E
New Orleans, LA 70127
10101 Siegan Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
The Teachers HomeWorks program was established to encourage teachers to establish roots in New Orleans. Neighborhood Housing Services will administer the program.
Requirements: A teacher's total family income cannot exceed 115% of the median area income of $39,900 for a family of one and $57,000 for a family of four. Teachers also must take part in the Neighborhood Housing Services' Home ownership Development Program.
To apply, teachers must obtain a personal profile form through the human resources department of individual charter schools, the recovery district or the Orleans Parish School Board. Teachers must complete the form and bring it to a Neighborhood Housing Services orientation session along with proof that they are certified.
Call the Neighborhood Housing Services at (504) 899-5900 for more information.
United Way IDA Program: Matching Savings Account for a Home or Vehicle Purchase, Business Assistance, Education Assistance
IDAs (Individual Development Accounts) are savings accounts that give low income individuals and families the opportunity save and build assets. Qualified individuals who open an IDA will receive matching funds towards a specified goal. Contact United Way at 827-6862 for more information
Savings Goal: Purchasing a home or vehicle or opening a childcare center.
Match: $4 for every dollar saved, up to $2000 for a home or childcare center (up to $8000 match), up to $1000 for a vehicle (up to $4000 match).
Eligibility: You must be employed, earn below 200% of the poverty line, and not own more than $10,000 in assets not including one primary home and one vehicle.
Other Requirements: Applicants are required to take 12 hours of financial education and training.
Road Home properties are NOT for sale to the general public at this time - they are currently being offered to adjacent homeowners only through the Lot Next Door Program. All Road Home properties will eventually be put on the market for sale to the general public at a later date. The sale of the Road Home properties is being managed by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) in New Orleans. Click here to read a Times Picayune article about the process and to search a database of Road Home properties.moreless
The Louisiana Land Trust is the non profit organization formed to manage the properties that have been purchased by the State of Louisiana under the current Road Home Program. The management of these properties is still being determined. Visit the website for updates and meeting announcementsmoreless