Have Questions?  Call us at (888) 887-2584

Home Builders, Retired NFL Players Team Up for Charitable Efforts

Home Builders, Retired NFL Players Team Up for Charitable Efforts
NAHB Chairman Rick Judson was on location in New Orleans’ lower 9th Ward last month for the completion and unveiling of three new affordable homes built as part of a nationwide charitable outreach program between NAHB and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) called Touchdown for Homes.

This unique endeavor is aimed at strengthening communities by building or renovating homes for children, families and veterans in need. The New Orleans project, whose first phase was completed just in time for the Super Bowl, is the product of concerted efforts by the Louisiana HBA, the HBA of Greater New Orleans, NAHB and members of the New Orleans Former Players Chapter of the NFLPA.

Local home builders and former NFL players worked with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to secure deeds to the available land and get the work done in a remarkably speedy 51 days. And those three homes are only the beginning of Touchdown for Homes-Louisiana’s long-term goal to help revitalize the Lower 9th Ward following its devastation by Hurricane Katrina. In fact, the program has earmarked 40 additional lots for development of similar new homes over the coming years.

The homes that have just been completed were funded in part by a grant from the Home Building Industry Disaster Relief Fund, with many of the raw materials donated by community partners such as Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams and Southland Plumbing Supply & Lighting.

Other Projects Being Planned:
  • Los Angeles: the Riverside BIA and the Los Angeles former NFL players' chapter
  • Philadelphia: the Builders League of South Jersey and the Philadelphia former NFL players' chapter
  • Knoxville: the HBA of Greater Knoxville and the Knoxville former NFL players' chapter
  • San Diego: the BIA of Southern California and the San Diego former NFL players' chapter
  • Minneapolis: the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and the Minneapolis former NFL players' chapter
  • St. Louis: the HBA of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri and the St. Louis former NFL players' chapter
  • Houston: the Greater Houston Builders Association and the Houston former NFL players' chapter

Choose from more than 400 house plan designs that we offer in a wide range of styles and sizes.  Some of our more popular house designs include European-inspired Georgian and palladian homes, English manor house plans, Tuscan-style Italian villas, French chateaux, and colonial house plans.  Our Tuscan-style villas range from 1800 sf to 14,814 sf.  Our Newport classic house designs range from 1500 to 5000 square feet.  Our starter castles, mansions and estate homes are designed in the grand traditon of some of the most impressive homes in the world.  Please feel free to search our house designs or browse our photo gallery to get a sense of the many styles and types of house designs we offer.  Our plans have been built around the globe, from Canada to Dubai, and one plan could be just for you!

Previous Post Next Post

  • Joanne Loftus
Comments 0
Leave a comment
Your Name:*
Email Address:*
Message: *

Please note: comments must be approved before they are published.

* Required Fields