Hundreds of building industry and related businesses, thousands of consumers/buyers and the broader public in the Gulf South Region are in need of residential building industry education, research and charitable offerings. New Orleans Education League of the Construction Industry (NOEL) plans to provide services and programs to help these targeted groups succeed, be profitable or be smart consumers in today’s changing marketplace. Especially in difficult market conditions we will focus our attention on the latest market trends and developments, and alternatives to the traditional way business has been conducted that need to be taken advantage of and disseminated to the building industry, related businesses and consumers in a professional and comprehensive manner.
NOEL is now positioned to become a cutting edge provider and primary source in our targeted areas for professional education and certifications, pursuit of government funding in disaster relief and preparedness, green building and energy efficiency programs, industry research and other initiatives in the following ways:
-Provide a comprehensive offering of training and education, plus some curricula development and partnerships for the broader region’s building industry and related industries;
-Offer significant outreach/education/management programs to consumers, broader public, media and government;
-Offer service and access to industry participants for study and piloting purposes;
-Pursue affordable housing and other grant programs and related consulting to become a not-for-profit (NFP) partner with contractors to enhance their ability to compete for housing grants in lieu of existing NFP’s or in partnership with others;
-Work closely with the HBA of Greater New Orleans in identifying other program funding opportunities to pursue and determine how we can best serve our targeted populations;
-Serve as a clearinghouse in the growing energy efficiency and green building fields working with NAHB, the NAHB Research Center, the HBA of Greater New Orleans and other professional entities to educate, disseminate information, manage related programs, market these programs and pursue related funding;
-Explore expansion of current relationships to educate the trades on energy efficiency and match such training with job placement;
-Establish charitable giving practices in conjunction with the HBA of Greater New Orleans;
Jefferson Joining Forces
The Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development has allocated $450,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and joins in partnership with the Jefferson Parish Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement, New Orleans Education League of the Construction Industry (NOEL), and Jefferson Parish Workforce Connection through its partnership with the Homebuilder’s Institute’s “Operation Reconstruct Program.”
Paid and/or donated labor and materials will be provided to make minor repairs of soffit, fascia, exterior painting and minor roof repairs to eligible owner-occupied properties. It may also include some other minor repairs to accessory structures. Once a code citation has been issued, the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement will refer the homeowner to the Department of Community Development if the following minimum criteria are met:
• Minimum 62 years of age, or
• Physically and/or mentally disabled (Supportive documentation will be required), and
• Citation based on MINOR repairs needed.
Once a referral is received, Community Development will contact the homeowner for program eligibility
determination which is based on the following:
• Referral from Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement,
• Lack of financial, physical, or other resources to correct cited violations,
• Verifiable disability, and
• Meeting the Household income limit requirement (proof of income such as
check stubs, bank statements, and Social Security Statements will be required)
• 1 person household max: $34,650
• 2 person household max: $39,600
• 3 person household max: $44,550
• 4 person household max: $49,500
• 5 person household max: $53,500
The Home Builders Institute (HBI) Construction-Coaching Opportunities to Reach Employment (C-CORE)
An industry sponsored mentoring program for youth with promise and untapped abilities. The program, funded by a three year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, aims to match 5,000 youth aged 16 to 18 with over 1,600 industry mentors recruited from homebuilders associations, NAHB Student Chapters, other business organizations and local communities.
The Importance of Mentors - An estimated 17.6 million young people experience circumstances that endanger their chances of living up to their full potential. Yet with the support and guidance of caring adults, their odds for eventual success improve. A structured and trusting mentoring relationship can make a big difference in a young person’s life by providing support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and positive examples.
C-CORE’s purpose is to create meaningful relationships between adults (Coaches) and youth (Members) through industry sponsored mentoring by providing positive role models, fostering improved decision-making and reducing high risk behaviors using career focused activities and outcomes as a means to positive youth development. C-CORE builds on HBI’s experiences delivering mentoring services to youth with potential who participate HBI’s construction training and career development programs. C-CORE is career-focused and emphasizes improved job attainment, retention and community attachment by developing behaviors and attitudes that result in successful youth outcomes.
If you would like to fill out an online application to be a coach, please visit: