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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu and Leonard and Louise Riggio to announce partnership to build 100 new homes in Gentilly

October 17, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Tomorrow, Mayor Landrieu and Leonard and Louise Riggio will announce a new partnership to build and furnish 100 new homes in Gentilly for working-class New Orleanians who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina.

Leonard Riggio is the Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. and with his wife Louise, founded local nonprofit Project Home Again which previously built 101 energy-efficient, single-family homes in the Gentilly. This represented the largest privately-funded residential rebuilding program post-Katrina.  

WHO:             Mayor Landrieu
                        Leonard and Louise Riggio
                        District D Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
                        City Officials

WHEN:           Wednesday, October 17, 2012
                         11:30 AM

WHERE:        City Hall- Mayor’s Press Room
                        1300 Perdido Street
                        New Orleans, LA 70112

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