On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area, leaving massive, almost indescribable, destruction in her wake. Eighty percent of New Orleans was under water; nearby St. Bernard Parish was deemed 100% uninhabitable.
Ten years later, an estimated 6,000 families who owned homes before Hurricane Katrina still do not have the funds or resources necessary to rebuild. These families are our clients.
Today we receive an average of 15 calls per week from individuals seeking rebuilding assistance; the average age of a caller is 63 years. We receive 25% more requests for help now than we did a year ago.
Through the following programs and activities, SBP serves low-to moderate- income residents with a special focus on families with small children, the elderly, disabled persons, war veterans, and under-and uninsured persons:
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New HQ! In late 2015, SBP will move to its new location in Mid-City New Orleans. The new facility will include a construction training lab for teaching state-of-the-art construction skills to an estimated 40 at-risk youth and 20 veterans annually. A separate residential component of the facility will include 50-60 units of affordable rental housing for veterans and seniors.
New Orleans (Headquarters)
8324 Parc Place
Chalmette, LA 70043
East Coast Regional Office
2 Wall Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10005
Friends of Rockaway
2-13 Beach 88th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11693
SBP New Jersey
8 River Street
Sea Bright, NJ 07760