New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is addressing blight through our new A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) program. ABWK is an exterior home preservation service that provides painting, landscaping and minor repair services for homeowners in need. It helps low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. ABWK volunteers will help homeowners with exterior painting, exterior handicap ramps and other accessibility needs, minor exterior repairs, yard clean-up & landscaping, and sidewalk repairs. Contact us at 504-609-3328 or by email at to apply.

Homeowner Requirements

ABWK is a program for homeowners in Orleans Parish who are unable to afford necessary home improvements or repairs or unable to complete those repairs due to age, disability, or other circumstances. ABWK partners must complete 8 hours of sweat equity and be present if at all possible during the repairs. There will be a small, affordable fee based on the homeowner’s income.


fairhousingWe are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.