Gary Officer (left), CEO of Rebuilding Together, and Shaun Donovan (right), secretary of housing and urban development, escort homeowner Ruthie Lee Jones, whose home is one of 50 being rebuilt in five days by volunteers from around the country as part of Rebuilding Together's Fifty for Five in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Ms. Jones has not been in her home since Katrina devastated the New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. (Cheryl Gerber/AP Images for Rebuilding Together)

Photo by: CHERYL GERBER

Gary Officer (left), CEO of Rebuilding Together, and Shaun Donovan (right), secretary of housing and urban development, escort homeowner Ruthie Lee Jones, whose home is one of 50 being rebuilt in five days by volunteers from around the country as part of Rebuilding Together's Fifty for Five in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Ms. Jones has not been in her home since Katrina devastated the New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. (Cheryl Gerber/AP Images for Rebuilding Together)