Along The Road Home Open Access
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In August 2005, floodwaters driven by Hurricane Katrina breached the London Avenue Canal and caused widespread damage to the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. In the aftermath, the U.S. Government created and funded Road Home, a program intended to support rebuilding. The program has since been criticized for disparities in distributing aid funds, with low-income residents, primarily African Americans, receiving less overall. Through a multimedia project including photographs, video, and audio as well as a project-driven website and a community art component, this thesis investigates the ongoing struggles of four specific residents to return to their homes and to restore their community on one block of Agriculture Street, just steps from the canal.