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 no longer accepting applications for up next projects.  Any new applications received will be held for future projects. Please find the blank form and full list of qualifications here.  Please note that all of our projects have different funding sources, and therefore have different restrictions.