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 donate their time, work, and products to building a house that is raffled off. The proceeds from Raising the Roof for Charity benefit local charities. Since 1994, this project has donated over $5 million to the Northshore community.
What are the charities benefiting from Raising the Roof for Charity?
The 2021 charities are: Children's Advocacy Center - Hope House, Habitat for Humanity - St. Tammany West , NAMI St. Tammany,
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $100
How many tickets will be sold?
Who is building the house?
Past President Kyle Cooper with Cooper Homes and Brandi Heath with L&H Homes is building the 2021 home on a lot in Abita Ridge Subdivision generously discounted for the Raising the Roof project.
Where is the home located?
1232 Abita River, Covington, LA 70433 in the subdivision of Abita Ridge.
Where is Abita Ridge subdivision?
Abita Ridge is located at 20037 Harrison Ave. located in the heart of Covington on the scenic Abita River. The property consists of 60+ beautiful acres of land.
What are the home features?
Home features include:
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Walk-in Pantry
What is the square footage?
Living – 2084
Porches – 259
Garage – 515
Total Under Beam = 2398
What are the utilities?
Cleco, CenterPoint Energy, Utilities Inc. of Louisiana
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. 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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