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December 14, 2016
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May 19, 2016
BY CHAD CALDER | The New Orleans Advocate - The city celebrates the opening of a CVS in the lower ninth ward as a signal of progress. Laura Paul of Lowernine.org says that she welcomes the business and hopes it will provide incentive for people to move back to the area. Only 37 percent of the ninth ward population prior to Katrina has returned, compared to 89 percent for the entire city.
March 8, 2016
By Bill Capo | WWL - In a video covering an oil spill recently discovered on a Lizardi Street lot in the lower ninth ward, Laura Paul comments on how these toxins could affect the residents of the area and it’s rebuilding.
October 19, 2015
By Calvin Hennick | USGBC+ - Almost a decade after Katrina, Calvin Hennick compares the recovery of the Broadmoor area to the Lower Ninth Ward. Laura Paul and Errol Joseph explain the discrimination of organizations such as the Road Home program, which contributed to the Lower Ninth Ward’s struggle to recover as well as Lowernine.org’s work to aid the neighborhood in this hindering process.
August 30, 2015
By Gary Mason | The Globe and Mail - A detailed story on the disparate recovery of the city ten years post-Katrina. Laura Paul of lowernine.org says Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation should be called “Make it White.” She acknowledges the organization’s good intentions, but points out that it is not the best way to spend their funds.
August 28, 2015
CBC - Laura Paul gives a tour to the CBC of one of the projects Lowernine.org is currently working on.
August 27, 2015
Eben Brown | FOX News Radio - Laura Paul says that ten years post-Katrina, many displaced people have spent upwards of $90,000 on rent, which is about the going rate to rebuild a home that is already owned.
August 27, 2015
BY Shelby Hartman | Vice - The tenth anniversary of Katrina and the subsequent levee breaks has the nation curious about the recovery of the city since the storm. Laura Paul explains that many homeowners in the lower ninth ward.
August 23, 2015
BY JEFF ADELSON | The New Orleans Advocate - Ninth ward community members, including Laura Paul of Lowernine.org, speak about the much delayed return of the lower ninth ward compared to other parts of the city. While many welcome the improvements that have been made in the area, they remind city officials and citizens that it is not enough. (Includes photos of ground breaking for new CVS).
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.”