New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
Affordable Housing & Hurricane Relief
NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.
New Orleans continues to rebuild housing that was destroyed by the devastating flooding of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is a city with historically low rates of homeownership and high levels of poverty, yet it is a place of resiliency, hope, and cultural vibrancy. With a spirit of renewal, NOAHH is rising to the challenges presented by a substandard housing stock and is helping many to realize their dream of homeownership.
Cost - $1,000 CAD
Trip Cost covers:
Students are required to be up-to-date on Tetanus. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.
Middlesex London Health Unit
London Travel Clinic, 520 Sarnia Rd. 519-432-5508
|7:00-7:30 am||Wake-up and Breakfast|
|7:30-8:00 am||Travel to Habitat work site|
|8:00-8:30 am||Morning Circle|
|8:30-4:00 pm||Service at Habitat work site (includes lunch)|
|4:00-4:30 pm||Travel to Accommodations|
|4:30-7:00 pm||Dinner and Shower Time|
|7:00-8:30 pm||Team Reflection|
|8:30-10:00 pm||Recreation Time (games, movies, etc.)|
Camp Restore, New Orleans
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New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in the United States and is the largest city in Louisiana. New Orleans (also known as The Big Easy) is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. The climate of New Orleans is humid subtropical with short, generally mild winters and hot, humid summers. Because of warmer temperatures and historic venues, New Orleans is a popular tourist destination. Known for its cultural riches and multilingual heritage, its architecture, Cajun French cuisine, and being the birth place of Jazz, New Orleans is often referred to as the "most unique city in America."
On August 28th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the southern coast of the United States with devastating effects. It was the costliest, and one of the five deadliest, hurricanes to ever strike the United States. Hundreds of thousands of local residents were left unemployed, which will have a trickle-down effect as fewer taxes are paid to local governments. Additionally, some insurance companies have stopped insuring homeowners in the area, or have raised homeowners' insurance premiums to cover their risk. While economic, environmental, and population-related effects continue to impact the area, New Orleans is working to rebuild its communities with the support of organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
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