become a homeowner

Home by Hand is currently accepting applications for our next two development projects.  We are building 16 new construction, energy-efficient, storm-resistant homes on scattered sites throughout Gentilly and the Treme/7th-Ward neighborhoods.

At HbH, our staff walks you through the entire homebuying process.  During the 5 month construction period, HbH participants will participate in an immersive home-buying experience, including:

  • 100 hours of Sweat-Equity work on their future home and those of their fellow participants, such as painting, staining, landscaping, etc.
  • Homebuyer Training & Credit Counseling from Neighborhood Development Foundation
  • Connections to lenders and down-payment assistance programs

Participation is open to low- and moderate-income households that do not currently own a home.  

We are currently accepting applications!  Please find the blank form and full list of qualifications here.  Please note that our projects have different funding sources, and therefore have different restrictions.