Project: Madine

Mary Anne Madine:

Mary Anne Madine has been a resident in the Lower Ninth Ward for 55 years. Miss Madine was raised by her mother in the house on 2525 Caffin Street during the late 50s and early 60s. Miss Mary Anne returned to the house in 1976.

After Katrina, Miss Madine moved to Texas to stay with family. Unfortunately, Ms. Madine fell victim to contractor fraud, a common experience among Lower Ninth Ward residents following Hurricane Katrina and the first wave of rebuilding efforts. This contractor did minimal work and left with the majority of the money Ms. Madine was granted by the Road Home program. began working on her home in 2010 and is nearly finished.