The Big (Un)Easy: Lafitte Steps Forward
On Aug. 27, ceremonial shovels hit the dirt at Lafitte Street in New Orleans, as the redevelopment of the Lafitte public housing complex got under way.
HUD Names New Leadership for Troubled New Orleans Agency
Federal housing officials have put a new team in place to lead the troubled Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO).
Back to School
A DOCUMENTARY SERIES following a group of Tulane University architecture students as they design and build a single-family home in a low-income neighborhood of New Orleans has been airing on the Sundance Channel.
Work in Progress
It didn’t take long for Katrina to sweep through the Gulf Coast and displace thousands of New Orleans residents.
‘Let The People In’
NEW ORLEANS — On Dec. 20, police clashed with residents and housing activists at New Orleans City Hall.
Who needs Brad Pitt?
NEW ORLEANS—Visiting this city for the first time since Katrina, I was not that shocked by what I saw.
NEW ORLEANS — Two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Katrina, many who called New Orleans home continue to live in trailers tainted by formaldehyde or with relatives in California or in apartments in Houston or in dark cracks where they have slipped unknown into the American landscape.
Gustav Spares New Orleans
If New Orleans had to have the eye of a hurricane pass within 100 miles of the center of town, it couldn’t have done better than Hurricane Gustav, the Category 2 storm that hit the area Sept. 1.
$3.9 Billion in NMTCs Announced
Sixty-one organizations have been selected to receive $3.9 billion in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) this year in the fifth round of allocations. Eleven organizations received $400 million in tax credits for redevelopment efforts in the hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast, according to the Community...
THE FRIENDLY LEADER: A Mentor to Many
When Moon Landrieu was confirmed by the Senate to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1979, top staffers paraded around the HUD building with a jazz band from the new secretary’s native New Orleans.