Neighborhood Revitalization

Times-Picayune: New Orleans Public Housing Remade after Katrina. Is It Working?

City leaders hailed the post-Hurricane Katrina decision to demolish and redevelop New Orleans’ largest public housing developments as the opportunity to fix the wrongs of the past and provide a better life for the residents who once called B.W. Cooper, St. Bernard, Lafitte and C.J. Peete home. Former Mayor Ray Nagin said the 2007 decision Read More >

The Gambit: Katrina at 10: Kathleen Blanco

Scott and Kimberly Roberts clung to each other in the attic of their clapboard home, praying the gale-force winds and rising flood water would not carry them away. With shaking hands, they captured the moment they were hit by Hurricane Katrina – one of the fiercest storms in living memory – on a $20 camera Read More >

WVUE New Orleans: HUD touts successes in rebuilding 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro reaffirmed Tuesday his agency’s commitment to the Gulf Coast. As the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Castro laid out HUD’s progress in helping New Orleans families devastated by the storm. Castro remembered Katrina and its victims at a news conference in Washington, D.C., but also Read More >

WDSU: 10 Years Forward: Navigating Homeowners Insurance after Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was the worst insured loss event in the history of insurance. As Katrina struck homes, people in southeast Louisiana were hit hard by rising insurance costs long after the floodwaters receded. As she thumbed through the pages of one of the most difficult and challenging time in her life, Denise Thorton recalled losing Read More >

Goldman Sachs: New Orleans A Story of Recovery & Progress

“In the wake of Katrina, people from around the world have joined forces with the City of New Orleans to rebuild its communities—not just the brick and mortar but also the cultural institutions, community organizations and local businesses that have made New Orleans a legendary destination for generations. Ten years later, that work continues. At Read More >

WWL: A community voice thanks Hurricane Katrina heroes

The organization A Community Voice gathered dozens of its volunteers, members, and organizers Saturday for their Hurricane Katrina Heroes Awards. “We’ve had people who’ve helped us for the past 10 years after Katrina, and they’ve gotten the community up and running, and we just wanted to recognize those people,” said Upper 9th ward Community Voice Read More >

Times-Picayune: New Orleans’ population approaches pre-Katrina numbers, study shows

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome dominates the New Orleans skyline during Super Bowl 2013 week, Thursday January 31, 2013. (Photo by @DavidGrunfeld, Nola.com |The Times-Picayune) (DAVID GRUNFELD / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) After Hurricane Katrina forced the exodus of tens of thousands of New Orleanians 10 years ago, there were fears the city would never recapture its Read More >

NPR: Home Elevation Program Meant To Lessen Flood Damage

In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana’s shoreline, residents who live near waterways have a new mantra – high and dry. Many are embracing home elevation. Jesse Hardman, of member station WWNO, reports. JESSE HARDMAN, BYLINE: Kim Reeves is going through her checklist on a home renovation job in Louisiana’s Palquemines Parish, which Read More >

Times-Picayune: New Orleans considers new downtown homeless shelter

  People who were living under the bridge in the homeless encampment under the Pontchartrain Expressway relocate to Camp Street after being evicted in August 2014. (Photo by Julia Kumari Drapkin, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) (Julia Kumari Drapkin) A coalition led by the Downtown Development District is developing an outdoor homeless shelter in the downtown Read More >