Read more about: Common Ground Relief will restore historic home for exonerated man.
Calvin Duncan smiles as he shows me his 120-year-old house in Bywater. “This is my mansion,” he says, with a sweep of his hand.
When we go inside, I look up to see holes in the roof, and down to see holes in the floor. He walks over to a wall and pulls weeds that have climbed their way into the gutted shell that will one day be his home.
Duncan, who spent more than 28 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for a crime he didn’t commit, sees the potential in this historic house, and so does Common Ground Relief, the nonprofit group that has been helping people rebuild homes since Hurricane Katrina.
Read more about grantee, Calvin Duncan.