NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans LGBTQ+ community and its allies will partner with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) to build a home for a hard-working New Orleans family and to celebrate New Orleans LGBTQ+ homeowners during Pride Month in June. Taking place on Friday, June2, 16 and2 3 and Saturday, June3, 17 and 24,PrideBuild seeks participants and supporters. Visit www.habitat-nola.org/pridebuild to register.
The Pride Build construction site is at 1504 Tennessee Ave. Each day starts around 8:00 a.m. and concludes around 2:30 p.m. with a lunch break at 11:30 a.m..
“Too many in the LGBTQ+ community know the difficulty of finding affordable housing and the obstacles to first-time home ownership,” said NOAHH Chief Advancement Officer Jay Huffstatler. “That’s why we’re inviting the city’s strong and diverse LGBTQ+ community and allies to partner with Habitat and provide an affordable home ownership opportunity for a local family.”
The house built during Pride Build will be purchased by Diamanika Moss, a single mom to her 9-year-old daughter Dakota. What makes Habitat home ownership affordable is that Habitat acts as the lender and charges no interest. Instead of a cash down payment, all Habitat homebuyers log 250 volunteer hours on Habitat construction sites or in the ReStore helping others become first-time homebuyers.
Each Pride Build volunteer will receive a Pride Build t-shirt, hard hat, nail apron, breakfast, lunch and a post-build celebration. The cost to volunteer and receive all of the aforementioned items is $125.00. Gold sponsors include Entergy, Gulf South LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, and Frances Lucas Consulting. Please see here for volunteer fees and registration information: www.habitat-nola.org/pridebuild
LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated every June to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. New Orleans Pride events will take place throughout the month of June, with Pride Weekend set for June 9-11.
For a full list of New Orleans Pride events, please click here.