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. We are also taking applications for 10 homes in the Lower 9th Ward that are owned by the Crescent City Community Land Trust.

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.  

Click HERE to Apply Online

Click Here to download a Paper Application