Warren Haynes is one of several musicians helping to organize the construction of a "Musician's Village" in New Orleans. As reported by the Asheville Citizen-Times, the Habitat For Humanity project will provide housing for indigenous players and low-income families hoping to rebuild in the long-standing wake of Hurricane Katrina. Located on eight acres in the city's Upper Ninth Ward, the village will eventually consist of 300 Habitat homes. Proceeds from Haynes' 2006 Christmas Jam—an event he stages annually in Asheville, N.C.—were recently used to construct one of the houses. "There's nothing like New Orleans," Haynes told the Citizen-Times. "It is America's richest city. It's a travesty to see all those people forced out, or reluctant to come back. All Americans, beginning with American musicians, need to get involved." Other artists supporting the project include Harry Connick Jr., Dave Matthews, and Branford Marsalis. Haynes' 2007 Christmas Jam is set to take place December 15 at the Asheville Civic Center. For more information, visit Haynes' website and The Musician's Village website.—Russell Hall