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How we Give Back

$13,772.97+ given to causes fighting for affordable housing. Why?

As a social benefit company, we care about the New Orleans community and the effort made to provide affordable housing to those without means.

That’s why the tour will give back by donating a portion of the proceeds to a local affordable housing charity, HousingNOLA. HousingNOLA is now a 10-year partnership between the community leaders, and dozens of public, private, and nonprofit organizations working to solve New Orleans’ affordable housing crisis.  The data indicates the need for 33,600 additional affordable units in the city by 2025 and the data clearly shows that wages have not come close to mirroring the dramatic rise in housing costs. And that’s one stat we want to help change at the Weird Homes Tour.

As a company  we care about people, the planet and profit. And we know that’s not that weird. Austin, our hometown, is an expensive place to live. As is Houston and NOLA. And increasingly the amazing, creative, artistic folks that live in our homes can’t afford them. We want to fight that battle and change the notion of what affordable housing looks like. So each tour we do we give 10% towards affordable housing nonprofits in the cities we are in. We think it would be weird NOT to give back to our community. Previous years’ partners include:

Foundation Communities

New Hope Housing in Houston

Avenue CDC

Caritas of Austin

Houston Mayor’s Fund

When you join us by paying a ticket, you can know you are making Austin, Houston and New Orleans just a little better!