Press

Press

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.
January 25, 2015
Podcast | Cathy is in - On the podcast show, Cathy is In, Laura Paul joins Laurie Kaman and Jane McCord to discuss factors that have contributed to the lower ninth ward’s slow recovery.
November 13, 2014
BY CHAD CALDER | The New Orleans Advocate - A failure to pass an amendment to abrogate the constitutional convention banning the government from donating or selling property below market value, is seen as yet another delay in rebuilding the lower ninth ward. In response to this news, Laura Paul says that Lowernine.org will continue their efforts in bringing people back home.
October 21, 2014

Partnership with United Way

Mr. Roy - lowernine.org in partnership with United Way
October 17, 2014

Laura Paul & Lowernine.org

She came. She saw. She stayed. The name of this non-profit organization, lowernine.org, refers to the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a predominately black neighborhood that was devastated during Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005. Yes, the work is STILL ongoing!
May 27, 2014
By Bracey Harris | The New York Times Student Journalism Institute - “Katrina fatigue” is discussed as an obstacle for people and organizations who are still working to recover from Katrina and the levee breaks. Laura Paul says that this fatigue is intensifying as we near the decade mark since the disaster, emphasizing that there is still much work to be done.
May 7, 2014

A Lower Nine Story

The Lower 9: A Story of Home is a documentary showcasing four determined Lower-Ninth-Ward residents who share their most intimate stories of home, as they resume their lives over seven years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their neighborhood.