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This is a close-up of the previous shot. In fact, homeowners are receiving loans, insurance money, and some help from federal, state, and parish governments. New construction and the rebuilding of existing structures are taking place here and throughout the city. However, the responsibility for rebuilding has been largely left to the individual homeowners. \r\n\r\nSome homeowners have insurance and the financial ability to rebuild. Others do not and do not have the ability to borrow money to rebuild. Some homeowners have rebuilt, some have demolished their flood-damaged houses in hopes of rebuilding them in the future, and some given up on dealing with the insurance companies and the government and have largely abandoned their properties. \r\n\r\nThis image is part of a series titled Four Years After. To view a pdf version of the entire series, please use the following search term to perform a search within the database: Gentilly-Lakeview. To view all of the individual images, please select this tag: Four Years Later.


“[Untitled],” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed April 18, 2024, https://hurricanearchive.org/items/show/41011.