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  • Breaking Ground

    NEW ORLEANS—While a marching band played ragtime and former residents cheered, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin cut the ribbon to open 30 rebuilt seniors apartments at Wisdom Manor in January.

  • Rebuilding Begins

    NEW ORLEANS—Since the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina poured into the C.J. Peete public housing complex here, Jocquelyn Marshall and her son have traveled from an emergency shelter in Tunica, Miss., to an apartment in Houston, and then to an apartment in another New Orleans neighborhood.

  • The Big Empty

  • FEMA Publishes New Flood Maps for New Orleans~

  • Hurricane Recovery Drags On

  • 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.

  • Hanging Moss

    New Orleans—How long does it take to recover from a hurricane? Natives here can't say for sure, but most can see that, while rebuilt homes, businesses, and apartment buildings may line many streets, getting back to full strength is likely to take much longer than three years.

  • Work in Progress

    It didn’t take long for Katrina to sweep through the Gulf Coast and displace thousands of New Orleans residents.