As New Orleans recovers from Hurricane Katrina, public housing units set for demolition will be replaced by "neighborhood-style" communities that will be available to residents with a mix of income levels -- a plan that has raised some debate in…
As part of a NewsHour series on post-Hurricane Katrina housing in New Orleans, Betty Ann Bowser interviewed former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Alphonso Jackson about options for displaced public housing residents.
More than 75 percent of public housing in New Orleans is unfit for human habitation after Hurricane Katrina. Rebuilding plans for these homes are underway but will take time, even though residents are ready now to return home.
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