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of homes were rendered uninhabitable in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches

What's taking so long?
This article, by 'Katrina: After the Flood' author Gary Rivlin from The Nation explains

Who are we?

lowernine.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005.

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rebuilding homes. restoring services. reviving hope. reaching out.

Even if you’ve never swung a hammer YOU can help rebuild Katrina-damaged homes!

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we've rebuilt 83 homes in the lower ninth ward so far!

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Spent time with some great folks from @IOCCRelief yesterday seeing the neighborhood and talking #rebuild. #iamlowernine - thanks for coming!

Awesome video from crew leader Bill @Train_2_Rebuild Thanks much to all our spring break volunteers this year! https://t.co/vWWRRnSfb5

So pleased to be working with all our spring break volunteers this month! We are getting MAD work done - yay, all of us. #NOLA #iamlowernine

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Press

August 20, 2015
By Lauren LaBorde | Curbed - The major New Orleans neighborhoods are profiled for the tenth anniversary of Katrina. Lowernine.org is mentioned as one of the organizations working to re-develop the Lower Ninth Ward.
August 20, 2015

Thousands Still Displaced A Decade After Hurricane Katrina

By John Balson | Barcroft TV - The tenth anniversary of Katrina is discussed within the frame of the lower ninth ward. Laura Paul comments on the factors that have contributed to the area’s slow recovery.
August 19, 2015
By Kathleen Blanco | The Gambit - The Gambit covers the disappointing progress Brad Pitt’s Make It Right foundation has made using its millions of dollars in funds over the past ten years. Laura Paul of Lowernine.org says, “If I had that money, I could run my organisation, at its current capacity, for 170 years.”
August 19, 2015
By Polly Mosendz | Newsweek - Newsweek labels Katrina and the levee breaks of 2005 a “man-made disaster.” Laura Paul approximates that 80 percent of the families Lowernine.org has assisted were victims of contract fraud.
July 7, 2015

Lower 9th Ward non-profit keeps rebuilding as donations decline

By Shelby Hartman | The Times-Picayune - Errol Joseph, whose home has been rebuilt by Lowernine.org, reflects on how growing up in the lower ninth ward has benefitted him. Laura Paul, Executive Director of Lowernine.org, speaks about the “pride” of New Orleans citizens as well as the government’s role in recovery delay for the people of the lower ninth ward post Katrina. (Video included)
June 30, 2015

9th ward family almost home after 10 years

By LBJ | WGNO - Errol and Esther Joseph describe Lowernine.org’s role in rebuilding their home after a decade long struggle to return to the ninth ward. Errol Joseph calls this project a “ministry” for both his family and the volunteers.
March 13, 2015
By Alliciyia George | The Maroon - Loyola University’s newspaper, The Maroon, gives an update on the state of the ninth ward. Lowernine.org’s Laura Paul comments on the significance two upcoming projects will have on the community.
February 16, 2015
By Jules Gray | Business Destinations - A Business Destination feature covers New Orleans’s comeback ten years after Katrina. One section, however, looks at what still needs to be done for complete recovery. Laura Paul is interviewed.
January 26, 2015
L.A. Talk Radio - Laura Paul joins Levees.org founder, Sandy Rosenthal, on L.A. Talk Radio.

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