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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 $4.9 million to the local community.

What are the charities benefiting from Raising the Roof for Charity?
The 2017 charities are: Miracle League Northshore, St. Tammany Hospital Foundation, and The Giving Hope Retreat - New Orleans Mission

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $100

How many tickets will be sold?
7,500 

When is the Grand Drawing for the Raising the Roof for Charity 2017 Home?
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

When are the Early Bird Cash Drawings?
Please see Early Birds

Do I need to be present to win any prizes given away (Grand Drawing, Early Bird Cash Drawing, Free Ticket Fridays)?
No

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

Where is the home located?
320 Steeplechase Drive, Money Hill in Abita Springs

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 Jules Guidry of Highland Homes.

What is the total value of the home?
$427,000

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 is the square footage of the home?
Over 2,300 square feet of living space and 3,212 in total square feet

What is the size of the lot?
Approximately 70x120

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

 

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