Opportunity Housing Program

It is not enough to merely build back owner-occupied homes after disaster. In serving over a dozen disaster-impacted communities over the past 15 years, we have learned that access to safe, stable housing is the cornerstone of helping communities achieve long-term recovery and build resilience. 

That’s why SBP prioritizes expanding access to safe, affordable, and high-quality housing through our Opportunity Housing Program. Under this program, SBP builds or rehabs homes, duplexes, and apartments for rent and sale to lower-income households that are affordable, resilient, and energy-efficient. 

Since 2009, SBP has built over 200 homes for sale and rent to low and moderate income households in New Orleans, partnering with local government entities and philanthropic donors to obtain land and funding. 


Homeownership

SBP helps to make the dream of homeownership a reality for low- and moderate-income families by building high-quality homes at an affordable price, and pairing these homes with government-provided down payment and closing cost assistance where available. 

Built to standards like Energy Star 3.0 and FORTIFIED Gold, SBP homes are energy efficient and storm-resilient, so families can build equity and save money on energy costs now, and be better prepared to weather disasters in the future. In fact, SBP is the primary builder of FORTIFIED homes in Louisiana, building homes to withstand hurricane-force winds from Lake Charles to New Orleans

Since 2009, SBP has built nearly 100 homes for first-time homebuyers across the New Orleans area.

To learn more or apply for a home, please contact:

Opportunity Housing Services Department

(504) 473-0525

buyahome@sbpusa.org


Coming Soon

In partnership with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) 

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  • 4830 Mithra St
  • 5419 Debore
  • 6307 Pauline Dr
  • 6308 Pauline Dr
  • 5731 Providence Pl
Tennessee Street Render

  • 2349 Tennessee St.
  • 2407 Tennessee St.
  • 2527 Piety

Rentals

Disasters do not only affect homeowners. Renters may be even more vulnerable to disasters as they tend to be lower-income, and the price of un-damaged housing often rises after a large disaster. To better weather future disasters, low-income renters need resilient homes that are affordable to them. Through SBP’s rental units, we provide stable and safe housing options to low- and moderate-income renters. Currently SBP has 125 rental units in New Orleans, with plans to build more in New Orleans, Houston, and other communities where we operate. 


Our Rental Properties

St. Peter Apartments is a 50-unit, mixed-income, energy-efficient apartment community that is centrally located near Whole Foods, Lafitte Greenway and the VA Hospital in New Orleans’s Mid City neighborhood. The St. Peter is Louisiana’s first net-zero energy apartment building and offers one- and two-bedroom units, off-street parking, and community space. To join the waitlist for this development, please contact (504)-635-9333 or stpeterapartments@gchp.net

St. Claude Gardens has 60 rental units across 30 sites in the Lower Ninth Ward. The two- and three-bedroom duplex units are built using the FORTIFIED standard to withstand high winds and are Energy Star certified with energy-efficient appliances. The units serve households making up to 60% of the area median income ($42,060 for a family of 4). To join the wait list for this community please contact (504) 635-9333 or stclaudegardens@gchp.net

SBP also manages 15 rental homes scattered throughout New Orleans, serving households at or below 60% of the area median income. With funding from the City of New Orleans, SBP rehabbed blighted and vacant duplexes, turning them into permanently affordable units. To join the waitlist for these units please contact (504) 473-0525 or athompson@sbpusa.org