Director of housing center sees Katrina as 'blessing' in disguise

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 6:18pm

The Fuller Center for Housing in Shreveport has given permanent refuge to former residents of New Orleans who lost everything as a result of Hurricane Katrina five years ago.

The Center provided opportunities for qualified families to build and move into homes to escape washed out neighborhoods where they once lived.

Executive Director Lee Jeter built houses for former New Orleans residents in Shreveport. He now sees the hurricane as a blessing. Mr. Jeter says, "I think we begin to heal as a state. I think Katrina was a blessing as much as it was a curse because it gave some individuals the opportunity, who would never have gotten out of the housing projects or out of New Orleans to have a different life, to do something different."

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