Home for the Holidays LogoHome for the Holidays is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and annual project of the Acadian Home Builders Association (AHBA) and KATC-TV 3. Each year, the builder and associate members of AHBA build a brand new, state-of-the-art home which is given away in a raffle drawing right before Christmas. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales are dedicated to local, shelter-related charities including Lafayette Habitat for Humanity, Faith House, Healing House, and St. Michael’s Center for Veterans. So far, AHBA and KATC have been able to donate over $1.2 Million to these charities since the project’s conception in 2005.

In addition to benefiting shelter related charities, a small portion of the profits from Home for the Holidays funds construction technology scholarships at UL Lafayette to help train Acadiana’s future builders. Each year, a small donation is also given to Professional Women in Building, an auxiliary organization of AHBA which supports the association’s events throughout the year.

2013 Home for the Holidays

Last year's Home for the Holidays was built by BECC Enterprises and located in Élan subdivision.

2013 Grand Prize Drawing

KATC's Marcelle Fontenot and others anxiously await last year's Grand Prize drawing.

Marc Broussard

Singer-songwriter Marc Broussard draws the winning ticket for the 2013 Grand Prize.

2013 Winners

Last year's Grand Prize winners were Mr. & Mrs. Gaston Istre of Egan, LA.

Funds Distribution

Home for the Holidays Steering Committee members, sponsors, and recipient charities at last year's Funds Distribution Reception.