Greater New Orleans Recovery Operations

Our roots in New Orleans began six months after Hurricane Katrina. It’s our home base, our headquarters, and our original operating site. Over the last seventeen years, we’ve grown substantially as an organization, driven by a desire to prevent the suffering we observed in those early days. Our mission has grown to include resiliency work ahead of disaster, investing in the long-term recovery after, and government advocacy and policy in between, with the goal of shrinking the time between disaster and recovery for families who need it most.

We have rebuilt or repaired hundreds of homes across Southeast Louisiana, providing safe and secure housing to families who Hurricane Ida and other disasters displaced. SBP also provided critical home repairs and modifications to ensure the homes were safe and livable for those affected by the storm. We have mobilized over 1,500 volunteers from across the United States to assist in rebuilding, and we worked closely with local governments, nonprofits, and community groups to ensure we were providing the best services for our clients.

Phone: (504) 460-2316

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Owner-Occupied Rebuilding Program

SBP's Owner Occupied Rebuild Program (OOR Program) uses volunteers, charitable donations, and grants to return homeowners to their homes and communities following a disaster. This program serves low to moderate-income residents, focusing on the most vulnerable members of American society. These populations include families with children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, veterans, and individuals without sufficient insurance. AmeriCorps Members from all over the country subsidize this program by serving as Client Service Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinators, Supply and Logistic Coordinators, Construction Coordinators, and Construction Project Leads, overseeing the labor of more than 10,000 volunteers per location each year. SBP's effective use of volunteer labor further reduces rebuilding costs while engaging community members and fostering a shared sense of purpose for all involved. As a result, SBP rebuilds disaster-impacted homes in an average of 61 days at 40% of the cost of market-rate contractors, significantly shrinking the time between disaster and recovery for Americans in need across the country.

Opportunity Housing

Through its Opportunity Housing Program, SBP makes the dream of homeownership for low and moderate-income families a reality. We build high-quality homes at an affordable price by pairing these homes with government-provided down payments and closing cost assistance. SBP homes are both energy efficient and storm-resilient, so families can build equity and save money on energy costs now while being better prepared to weather future disasters.