Looking for Answers in Gentilly Neighborhood

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Mary Jacobs' three-bedroom home in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. Credit: Cheryl Corley. i

Mary Jacobs had just finished remodeling her small three-bedroom home when Hurricane Katrina flooded New Olreans. Cheryl Corley, NPR hide caption

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Mary Jacobs' three-bedroom home in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. Credit: Cheryl Corley.

Mary Jacobs had just finished remodeling her small three-bedroom home when Hurricane Katrina flooded New Olreans.

Cheryl Corley, NPR

New Orleans is still off limits to most of its residents. A re-entry program for a few areas — including the French Quarter — is underway. But it's no help to people like Mary Jacobs, a 48-year-old hospital worker with a home in the city's hard-hit Gentilly neighborhood. Jacobs, her husband and 14 other family members ended up in Chicago. NPR's Cheryl Corley drove to Gentilly to check out Jacobs' home and called her with a report.

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