621 Homedale St., (504) 488-0070; www.carboinsurance.com
The insurance agency provides auto, home, flood, commercial building and life insurance, as well as retirement and employee benefits. Multipolicy discounts are available.
Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans
2424 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 837-2700; www.hbagno.org
As a resource for consumers, the association offers a compendium of more than 1,000 member firms comprising builders, vendors and trade professionals in the metro area.
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
2900 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 861-2077; www.habitat-nola.org
Habitat for Humanity builds new homes in partnership with low-income families to eliminate poverty housing. Safe and affordable homes built by staff and volunteers have zero-interest mortgages.
New Orleans Home & Garden Show
2424 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 835-6383; www.new- orleanshomeshows.com
The consumer trade show held every March showcases unique home and garden products from 300 companies.
Rebuilding Together New Orleans
2801 Marais St., (504) 581-7032; www.rtno.org
Rebuilding Together, a program of the Preservation Resource Center, repairs homes for low-income elderly, disabled or families with a single head of the household.