IMPACT
08/05/2012 12:48 pm ET

7 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Homeless Twice Pre-Storm Level

NEW ORLEANS — There's a gigantic hole in the roof of the abandoned building where Ralph Paze lives in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans. The dilapidated couch where he sleeps is shoved off to the side to be more or less clear from the rain that pours in.

It could be worse, said Paze, who survives by collecting cans for recycling. He used to stay in a different abandoned building not far away, a place where he kept a few belongings.

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