Kim Ford never expected to see her neighborhood like this, still struggling nine and a half years after Hurricane Katrina. Katrina displaced Ford’s family for months. Her house was flooded; she and her husband lost their jobs. Ford could have left New Orleans, but she decided to stay. It was an attempt to help make her neighborhood whole again.

Kim Ford never expected to see her neighborhood like this, still struggling nine and a half years after Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina displaced Ford’s family for months. Her house was flooded; she and her husband lost their jobs. Ford could have left New Orleans, but she decided to stay. It was an attempt to help make her neighborhood whole again.

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