NAHB Conference Attendees Help Rebuild Katrina-Damaged Home
More than 60 people who were in New Orleans last month for NAHB’s National Green Building Conference and the Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium volunteered to help rebuild the home of a 67-year-old woman and her 87-year-old mother that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
NAHB joined the Senior Lending Network and Rebuilding Together New Orleans, a local affiliate of the national non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together, for a special three-day community service project spread over two weekends in mid-May.
The home, owned by Hilda Levy, is in the historic St. Roch neighborhood bordering the Ninth Ward. Because of the extensive flooding, Levy and her mother were separated during the evacuation of New Orleans. Levy is now living with relatives in Florida while her mother is with relatives in Alexander, La. In addition to the flood damage, the home was also vandalized after the hurricane and a back section of the home was set on fire.