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Here is a note from Liana McGowan about Rebuilding Together New Orleans:

We are a program of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, and we having been repairing the homes of low-income elderly and disabled homeowners since 1988. After Hurricane Katrina, we focused our efforts into 5 target neighborhoods throughout New Orleans chosen for their high rates of homeownership, poverty and storm-damage. In 2009, we added 2 additional neighborhoods to bring our total up to seven. Since 2005, we have completed over 250 homes and will be completing an additional 225 homes this year alone.
All of the clients we serve are low-income homeowners who are elderly, disabled, or are single guardians of children (grandparents of single parents). The average annual income for our clients is about $14,000.
RTNO is funded through private, corporate and civic sponsorships, and public funding (such as Community Development Block Grants) from the City of New Orleans, the State of Louisiana and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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