Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Positions Available!

We are looking for passionate and talented individuals for our SummerCorps and CapacityCorps Programs.Rebuilding Together New... more

International Roofing Expo: Community Service Day 2015

Over 30 volunteers from the International Roofing Expo assisted two homeowners with critical repairs on February 23. While most of... more

Order of Malta Celebrates 10 Years with RTNO!

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Benenson Strategy Group - Holiday Build

Over 60 volunteers from Benenson Strategy Group assisted Eden House during their annual Holiday Meeting.On December 12, over 60... more

Give Joy this #GivingTuesday!

Give the gift of a safe and energy-efficient home this Holiday season! #GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and... more

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A continuing volunteer effort to improve the quality of life of low income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or single heads of household with minor children, through home repair and revitalization of New Orleans' neighborhoods.


Rebuilding Together New Orleans is a program of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans that focuses on the residents in Orleans Parish using a combination of volunteer and professional labor.

Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO) started in 1988 when the Preservation Resource Center instituted a one-day neighborhood revitalization pilot program in the Lower Garden District. Named Christmas in October, the pilot program was modeled after the national Christmas in April program. It was implemented to address the needs of existing homeowners, namely the elderly and disabled who had become ill equipped to manage home repair.

After Hurricane Katrina, RTNO modified its mission to aid those displaced by the storm. Instead of only smaller projects, RTNO began to focus on the total renovation and rebuilding of storm-damaged homes. By reinvesting in and restoring the existing housing stock of the city, RTNO was able to bring homeowners back to their homes, as well as provide a model for restoring and preserving New Orleans' historic neighborhoods. RTNO's home rehabilitation program targets the urban poor, who are the population in New Orleans most affected by Hurricane Katrina. Families that return to their homes in New Orleans - rather than live in exile or in a trailer - sustain a constant, stable, healthy living environment while building their equity and regaining financial independence.

Current Program

Four years after the storm, RTNO has quickly grown into the largest home rehabilitation non-profit organization in New Orleans. By focusing our program in seven target neighborhoods , RTNO meets the needs of the homeowners we serve quickly and efficiently by leveraging corporate, private and public dollars, volunteer labor and help from the AmeriCorps program.

Rebuilding Together New Orleans

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