The Preservation Resource Center has been revitalizing neighborhoods and rebuilding New Orleans for over three decades. After Hurricane Katrina, our charge is even stronger. Thank you for donating today to help us restore the unique character of our city that is known and loved around the world.
The Preservation Resource Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 72-0760857.
Since 1988, Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO) has been a key program of the Preservation Center of New Orleans. Our success depends on the passion and skills of volunteers and staff from across the United States who work together to improve low income homeowners’ quality of life through home repair. We focus primarily on the homes of the elderly, the disabled and single parents with minor children, for whom extensive home repair is often unaffordable.
Our services are provided at no cost to homeowners, with projects ranging from quality of life repairs, such as wheelchair ramps and grab bars, to full home renovations, floor to ceiling. With your donation, our work creates a visible difference every day in the lives of our neighbors, while revitalizing our communities in the continued recovery efforts of post-Katrina New Orleans.
The Preservation Resource Center’s Operation Comeback program promotes the purchase, renovation and sale of vacant historic properties. Started in 1987, as a focused effort to revitalize the Lower Garden District, Operation Comeback rapidly expanded and now works with dozens of neighborhood associations and community development corporations citywide. By acquiring and renovating blighted and adjudicated properties that most would consider hopeless, Operation Comeback provides homes for first-time and repeat homebuyers, serving as a catalyst for the rebirth of New Orleans’ historic neighborhoods. In the effort to put as many properties back into the hands of families as possible, Operation Comeback has developed several ways for many to become involved. The OC Revolving Fund, Adopt-a-House program and the Rebuilding Communities Programme / Building Crafts Apprentices all allow individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to aid in the renovation or construction of homes through donations and volunteering, and education.