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Coming Back Home - Residents Affected by Hurricane Katrina Return Home

Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, damaged more than 300,000 homes, affected the lives of 650,000 Louisiana residents, displaced 183,000 kids and 45,000 residents aged 75 and older. The storm and its aftermath were beyond devastating. Volunteer of America Greater New Orleans' Forest Towers was damaged beyond repair and in early 2010; it was replaced by The Terraces on Tulane, a 200-unit community for low-income seniors. Watch a moving documentary about the residents moving back into their new home in their beloved, beautiful city.

Learn more about our efforts during and after Hurricane Katrina