For Rent

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I snapped this photo on Ponce de Leon Street in Mid-City New Orleans (my neighborhood) in July 2007. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, rents were much lower. A shotgun double in this neighborhood could be found for $600 and a studio would be about $400. Landlords blame soaring insurance costs for the rent increases. (Prior to Katrina, the half a shotgun double I now rent cost only $300/month!)

Citation

“For Rent,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed August 11, 2022, https://hurricanearchive.org/items/show/32125.

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