Sad news from the field, today.
Mildred Bennett died peacefully at her home in Holy Cross early Sunday morning. Mrs. Bennett’s house was one of the first targets of the HOME AGAIN! New Orleans program, offering technical and financial assistance to owners of houses in flooded historic neighborhoods. Donna Duplantier expressed gratitude that her grandmother was able to return to her house, built in 1884, on Dauphine Street. Mrs. Bennett had moved back into her house on October 3. She was 90 years old.