What is Raising the Roof for Charity?
Raising the Roof for Charity is an annual project of the Northshore Home Builders Association. Our members and community pool their time, work, and dedication to building a house that is raffled off. The proceeds from Raising the Roof for Charity benefit local deserving charities. Since 1994, this project has donated over $5 million to the local Northshore community.

What are the charities benefiting from Raising the Roof for Charity?
The 2018 charities are: Louisiana Children's Discovery Center, St. Tammany Hospital Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $100

How many tickets will be sold?

When is the Grand Drawing for the Raising the Roof for Charity 2017 Home?
Saturday, June 2, 2018

When are the Cash Drawings?
Please see Cash Drawings

Do I need to be present to win any prizes given away (Grand Drawing, Cash Drawings, Free Ticket Fridays)?

Can I win more than one Cash Drawing?
Yes! Once a winner is pulled for a Cash Drawing, their ticket goes back into all drawings. You can win up to $20,000!

How many bedrooms and bathrooms?
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Where is the home located?
Lot 143 - 4192 Cypress Point Drive, Covington, LA 70433 in Estates at Watercross

What is Estates at Watercross?
The Estates at Watercross Subdivision is located in the heart of the fastest growing corridor in St. Tammany Parish, tucked away on the scenic and historic Tchefuntce River. The Estates at Watercross preserves the natural setting and beauty of the notable piney woods of Covington, LA and features lush vegetation and brilliant trees. The riverfront setting and the community boat launch, parks and green spaces afford residents the unique opportunity to spend their leisure time socializing with friends, participating in their favorite water sports and other activities, or communing with nature. The neighborhood will feature multiple riverfront lots and river access for all residents while preserving 30 plus acres of natural bottomland hardwood habitat. The aesthetic vision for the Estates at Watercross development consists of a classic, timeless design concept where homes utilize Louisiana vernacular and traditional form, yet mix architectural style and creative elements.

Who is building the Raising the Roof for Charity Home?
The outgoing President of the Northshore Home Builders Association traditionally builds the Raising the Roof for Charity Home. This year's home is being built by Blake Mendheim of 110 Builders

What is the total value of the home?

What are the taxes collected at the time of transfer of the home to winner?
A “gaming tax” is collected at the time the house is transferred to the winner of the home. This has typically been 25% of the appraised value of the house in past years, however, this may change from year to year. The winner of the home is then responsible for State and Federal Income Taxes when they file their personal tax returns. We do not calculate or collect for their personal taxes due on the home.

What happens if I win the house, but I cannot pay the taxes?
The NHBA works with Resource Bank on the Raising the Roof for Charity Home. Resource (and probably other banks) will offer a loan to cover the cost of the taxes, usually over $100,000. This allows winner to take possession/ownership of home to live in or sell. The home can be used as collateral for the loan. 

What is the square footage of the home?
Living is 2,294; total 3,276

What is the size of the lot?
Approximately 80x120

Do I get the furniture with the house?
No, but all furniture is available for purchase from Greige Home Interiors.

What are the floor plans for the home?
Please see Rendering and Plans

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