Innovative Steel Home Builds Community Recognition in New Orleans
One lucky family became home owners recently thanks to the efforts of members of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans.
“Home in the Dome” — a 1,400-square-foot innovative home featuring all steel construction — was a centerpiece of this year’s New Orleans Home and Garden Show. The $110,000 home was fabricated on the floor of the Louisiana Superdome by MetalPro Industries, Inc., a member of the association, and given to the City of New Orleans, which donated the land for its final placement.
The home was given away by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in a drawing from more than 70 eligible candidates who had completed home owner training through the Neighborhood Development Foundation New Orleans. With a goal of helping at least 100 people a year become home owners, the foundation provides counseling, education, home buyer training, advocacy and pre- and post-homeownership acquisition services to low- and moderate-income households.