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New Orleans Housing

From Katrina's Crucible, a New Vision of Democracy

Saket Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saket Soni

Through their campaigns, poor people of color who were treated as disposable in the wake of Katrina -- or were downright discarded -- are winning grassroots organizing and policy victories on behalf of all communities and all workers.

Funding Running Out To Rebuild Homes Damaged By Hurricane Katrina

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, homeowners like Barnet Perkins are still trying to repair the damage. However, with other c...

GDP an Inaccurate Measure of Stark Disparities in United States, Fails to Show Whole Picture in Louisiana

Sarah Burd-Sharps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Burd-Sharps

Recovery funds must be directed not just to rebuild the physical infrastructure of Louisiana, but also to construct a new infrastructure of opportunity to serve the next generation of Gulf coast residents.

New Orleans: Where Did the Money Go?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The State of Louisiana has just replaced the previous private contractor, ICF, in charge of the program to renovate or rebuild affordable rental housing in New Orleans.

Three Things Congress (Yes, Congress) Must Do to Fix FEMA

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Caldwell

Of the many tragic failures of FEMA in the last seven years, those related to housing were among the most conspicuous. And they were caused in part by Congressional blunders.

Louisiana's "Road Home"--the Goalposts Keep Moving

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

For those outside New Orleans who ask, "what happened to all the Federal money down there?", a guide appears in the Times-Picayune explaining the labyrinth homeowners have had to navigate to get their Road Home grant.

New Orleans and China -- Not So Different

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

In each, nature had a part, but man-made engineering failures created catastrophic results. And in each, the response has been the same.

Forget American Idol: A Crescent City Proposal For Hill, Barack and John

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In the vein of Stephen Colbert, imagine getting the candidates to all sign a Rebuild New Orleans pledge. After the race, their surplus campaign funds would go directly to rebuild New Orleans.

New Orleans City Council Votes To Demolish 4,500 Public Housing Units Amid Violent Protest

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite protests that at times erupted in violence, the City Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of demolishing some 4,500 public housing unit...