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  • ‘Let The People In’

    NEW ORLEANS — On Dec. 20, police clashed with residents and housing activists at New Orleans City Hall.

  • 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.

  • Protesters Storm New Orleans Housing Authority Office

    About two dozen protesters temporarily seized control of the offices of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) on Aug. 31, protesting the lack of public housing in the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Protesters Storm New Orleans Housing AuthorityOffice

    About two dozen protesters temporarily seized control of the offices of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) on Aug.

  • NO. 5 • NEW ORLEANS: Doing the Second-Line Boogie

    New Orleans’ famous brass band-led jazz funerals were often followed by what was known as a “second line” of revelers who joined the procession to boogie to the music.

  • Carpet Cottages the Latest in Low-RiseHousing

    he design for the cluster of small houses, with their pitched roofs and clapboard siding, looks like something from another era of New Orleans architecture, but the plan for these “Carpet Cottages” is brand new.

  • The Savior of New Orleans?

    So much depends on Ed Blakely, the planner charged with pushing the recovery effort from idea to reality.

  • Energizing New Orleans

    New Orleans-based distributor