The Public Housing Struggle in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Sisters

The Public Housing Struggle in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Sisters\r\nGulf Coast Recovery\r\nby Bill Quigley | December 30, 2006 - 3:55pm\r\n\r\nWhy is HUD Using Tens of Millions in Katrina Money to Bulldoze 4,534 Public Housing Apartments in New Orleans When It Costs Less to Repair and Open Them Up?\r\n\r\nGloria Williams and her twin sister Bobbie Jennings are 60 years old.They are two of the over 4000 families who lived in public housing in New Orleans before Katrina struck who are still locked out of their apartments since Katrina. Their apartments are two of 4534 apartments that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced plans to demolish. Demolition is planned even though it will cost more to demolish and rebuild many fewer units than it does to fix them up and open them.Ms. Williams and Ms. Jennings, and thousands of families like them, are fighting HUD, they want to return.\r\n

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“The Public Housing Struggle in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Sisters,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed August 11, 2022, https://hurricanearchive.org/items/show/33662.