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 2020 charities are: James Samaritan, New Orleans Mission, and North Oaks Foundation.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $100
How many tickets will be sold?
Do I need to be present to win any prizes given away (Grand Drawing, Cash Giveaways)?
How many Cash Drawings will there be?
There will be two cash drawings. Dates will be announced after the COVID-19 crisis is resolved.
Can I win more than one Cash Giveaway?
Yes! Once a winner is pulled for a Cash Giveaway, their ticket goes back into all drawings. You can win up to $20,000!
Who is building the house?
The home is built by Northshore Home Builders Association members including Integrity Builders and Jenkins Homes on a fully donated lot by Steadfast Development in Robindale.
Where is the home located?
72417 Homestead Street, Covington, LA 70433 in the subdivision of Robindale
Where is Robindale subdivision?
Robindale is located on HWY 36 across the street from the Abita Brewery
Is there an HOA fee?
Yes - it is $30 monthly
What are the home features?
Home features include:
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Walk-in Pantry
What is the lot size?
What is the square footage?
Living – 1,969
Porches – 368
Garage – 484
Total Under Beam = 2,821
What flood zone?
Flood Zone A
What are the utilities?
Cleco, Town of Abita for Gas
What are the nearby public schools?
E. E. Lyon Elementary School (PK-3) and is located 2.79mi away
Pine View Middle School (4-6) and is located 3.23mi away
William Pitcher Junior High School (7-8) and is located 3.29mi away
Covington High School (8-12) and is located 4.83mi away
What are the taxes collected at the time of transfer of the home to winner?
A “gaming tax” is collected from the winner 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.
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