HUD, PARTNERS BREAK GROUND AT ST. BERNARD SITE TO BRING NEW MIXED-INCOME COMMUNITY TO NEW ORLEANS

(HUD) NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston joined General Douglas O'Dell, Mayor Ray Nagin and other partners today to break ground at the former St. Bernard public housing site and make way for Columbia Citi Residences at Bayou District, a new mixed-income community. This historic groundbreaking marks the start of HUD's ambitious effort to redevelop four of New Orleans' large public housing developments that suffered from massive flooding after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

"This groundbreaking builds on a commitment HUD made to create communities that are inclusive, better and safer than what families had before," said Preston. "We promised you new housing, a new community, and a better life. This groundbreaking marks the start of fulfilling that promise." More...

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