Moving Back Home to New Orleans

September/October 2010
A version of this article appears in the September/October 2010 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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September 03, 2010
Project Home Again develops a replicable model for post-Katrina rebuilding.
Almost five years ago, when Hurricane Katrina went spiraling across the Gulf of Mexico heading straight for a direct hit on the city of New Orleans, kindergarten teacher Chanda Hayes and her two teenage children, Courtney, 13, and Kevin, 14, packed up the family car and left town as quickly as they could, seeking refuge with relatives in Atlanta. Like a lot New Orleanians, they expected to stay a few days, a week at the most. Instead, they wound up staying four years.  

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