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On April 9th, we will come together for our 3rd annual Community Partners Build to raise the walls on a new Habitat STW home.  This is a program that empowers the community to take an active role in addressing the local housing need. It is a “boots on the ground” opportunity to involve participants in the construction of affordable housing, providing them with the opportunity to contribute their skills, time, and financial support to help build safe and decent homes for families in need. For too many families, wages and housing costs are just not in sync.  The current fair market rent for even a two-bedroom apartment in Mandeville is $1,520, for example, which means it is out of reach for any household earning less than $60,800 per year.  Yet many of the jobs that produce goods and services that we all take for granted, that we all need for the community to thrive, simply don’t pay at that level.  And there are few good housing options for these workers. Families are left rent-burdened and unable to meet all basic needs, or living in overcrowded or substandard conditions. The need for more simple, quality, truly affordable housing remains urgent.


Community Partner Build Participants can see exactly where their financial gift is being invested, and finish the day with something tangible to show for their effort and investment.  Being part of a larger mission to address housing challenges and support families in need allows participants to contribute to a long-term, sustainable impact. The impact of Habitat for Humanity goes beyond individual homes. By addressing housing challenges, volunteers are part of a broader movement to transform communities and break the cycle of poverty. They contribute to creating vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods. With your involvement, you will not only help build a house, but a future for a family.

Won’t you join us?


Rechel Blessey is our 2024 CPB homebuyer

Funds raised will be invested into

 her future home

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Download the Community Partners Build 2024 Sponsor Packet. The sponsorship deadline to be included in marketing materials is March 26th. Have questions? Please contact Jen Messina via email or phone at (985) 893-3172 ext 232.

Double your donation! If your employer has a Matching Gift program, your gift can go even further. Be sure to ask your company's HR or benefits team if you aren't sure or need more information about Matching Gifts Program.

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The Community Partners Build volunteer calendar can accommodate 20 volunteers per day. Volunteer dates are April 9th – April 27th. The build days are Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-3pm. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer, just a belief in our mission and a willingness to learn.  By working alongside our homeowners and Habitat STW Site Supervisors, you'll see that your effort and experience can create a change that will be seen for generations to come. We welcome your office, group of friends or individual volunteers!


Use the PayPal link below to make your $30 volunteer donation. Once that is complete, you will receive an email confirmation from our Volunteer Coordinator to set up your volunteer date.

Build sites can be fun!


Hope Builder


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Community Builder

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Neighborhood Builder


Mary Catherine Regan Donor Advised Fund

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Partner Builder

Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana
Bob & Mary Bess Simmons
Carver Darden Law Firm
Chad Lockfield
Collin Lockfield
Covington Trace ER & Hospital
David & Teresa Crumhorn
First Horizon
Gulf South Commerce Park

Sherwin Williams
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Tom and Carol Ballantine
Will and Shelley Boudreaux

Dream Builder

Debbie Stuart, Edward Jones

Lakeview Hospital LCMC Health

M C Bank

Sidney Spear

Steve Saux

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