Project: Joseph

Errol and Esther:


Errol and Esther’s home on Forstall was built by Errol’s father. Errol had lived there for 62 years before it was flooded in 2005. When residents were finally able to return to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, Errol gutted his house and began the salvage process. Along the road to recovery the Josephs have dealt with numerous obstacles including navigating the Road Home program, which was found to be discriminatory in a federal court of law.

lowernine.org has partnered with the Josephs to work on their home and hopes to be finished by the end of summer 2016!

Read about the Joseph family’s journey at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/us/katrina-red-tape-keeps-new-orleans-homeowner-in-limbo.html