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Mr. Hammond

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER ZDON.Earnest Hammond, 71, has been living in his FEMA trailer for the past three years as he tries to renovate his 7th Ward home. Hammond, who grows most of his own food in his garden, was denied Road Home assistance because his property is a triplex. Hammond is saving some of his Social Security checks and has collected 1,000 of pounds of tin cans he hopes to sell to pay for re-doing his house where he has lived since 1962 and bought in 1973. With the deadline approaching to remove all FEMA trailers in Orleans Parish, Hammond is facing the idea of living in his gutted out home.

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Taken on August 4, 2010