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WWNO News Features
Mon November 14, 2011
Project Home Again Builds 101 Homes in Gentilly
By Eve Abrams
New Orleans, Louisiana – If you owned a home in the middle-class Gentilly neighborhood when the London Avenue and Industrial Canals' floodwalls failed following Hurricane Katrina, chances are your house was badly damaged. Many Gentilly homeowners couldn't afford to rebuild, and it was for them that Barnes and Noble chairman Len Riggio and his wife Louise, started
Project Home Again, which built brand new homes for 101 Gentilly families in exchange for their flooded homes or empty lots. Eve Abrams visited with two Project Home Again residents.