Losing its land to the Gulf, Louisiana tribe will resettle with disaster resilience competition award money


With its South Louisiana homeland sinking into the Gulf of Mexico, the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians has announced plans to resettle the chronically flooded community using a $48 million grant won in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The Rockefeller Foundation, a private philanthropy.

"This award will allow our Tribe to design and develop a new, culturally appropriate and resilient site for our community, safely located further inland," said Chief Albert Naquin.



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