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N.O. awarded $141.3 million for Gentilly "Resilience District"

N.O. awarded $141.3 million for Gentilly "Resilience District"

Some of the resilience projects include creating spaces to capture rainwater in the urban landscape. (Source: FOX 8 photo) Some of the resilience projects include creating spaces to capture rainwater in the urban landscape. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The City of New Orleans has $141.3 million to work with to create a "Resilence District" in Gentilly.

The district will include projects designed to reduce flood risk and support revitalization. Some of the projects include creating spaces to capture rainwater in the urban landscape.

"New Orleans is our nation's most immediate laboratory for innovation and change and this award demonstrates that we are a world leader in building a better, stronger and more resilient community," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "This National Disaster Resilience Competition award will provide a transformative opportunity for even more investments in infrastructure that will yield vibrant and equitable communities. I want to thank HUD for recognizing New Orleans' potential as a model for global resilience and our partners with 100 Resilient Cities and the Rockefeller Foundation for their partnership in helping our city achieve this success."

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money for the project. The award is the second largest among awards in the department's National Disaster Resilience Competition.

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