Habitat for Humanity: Rebuilding community in New Orleans

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Early morning on August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans with such force it destroyed numerous levees, causing massive flooding. By August 31, 80% of New Orleans was underwater and hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged. It was the worst engineering disaster in U.S. history.

Now, nearly ten years later, 81% of homes damaged have either been rebuilt or are in the rebuilding process. The New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity has played a major part in restoring this vibrant community, particularly for hardworking low income families. Since Katrina, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 450 affordable homes in the New Orleans area and has launched a variety of other revitalization efforts.

I’m proud to say that Sage has also provided some assistance along the way. Hear how the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity uses Sage software to reduce costs and formalize processes so they can focus on their mission of helping others.

Sources: The Louisiana Weekly and Wikipedia Effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

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