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Single Family Homes

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The thirteen architects who contributed to single family home designs all hewed to the traditional New Orleans shotgun house format - simple, narrow and fashioned to fit the long skinny lots in the Lower 9th Ward. They also all include porches - a feature highly valued in the neighborhood that places a premium on sociability and connectedness to the community. All of the homes have more complex floor plans, solar panels, rain water collectors and other green features.

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Rebuilding A Community
Make It Right is part of the broader rebuilding effort in New Orleans. We’re working with the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and other nonprofits to build the affordable housing, infrastructure and amenities key to bringing families home. Right now, acclaimed architect Frank Gehry who developed a duplex design for Make It Right, is working on another affordable housing project in New Orleans.
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