housing http://wwno.org en Road Home Program Repayment Demands Still Unresolved http://wwno.org/post/road-home-program-repayment-demands-still-unresolved <p>The Road Home program created after Hurricane Katrina is still causing paperwork headaches nine years after the storm.</p><p>The nearly $10 billion program was designed to help residents rebuild so they could return.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But 32,000 people remain in legal limbo.</span></p><p>Last year the state sent almost 50,000 letters to homeowners demanding they repay some of their grants.</p><p>About 100 people attended a New Orleans City Council committee meeting this week, saying they are caught in a paperwork nightmare.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 64680 at http://wwno.org The Listening Post Asks: Is Housing Affordable In New Orleans? http://wwno.org/post/listening-post-asks-housing-affordable-new-orleans <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week&nbsp;WWNO's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://listeningpostnola.tumblr.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">Listening Post project</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;asks qu Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 61579 at http://wwno.org Bill Aimed At Protecting Domestic Violence Victims' Housing Rights http://wwno.org/post/bill-aimed-protecting-domestic-violence-victims-housing-rights <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fair housing advocates in New Orleans are supporting legislation that would protect domestic violence victims from eviction. Apartment management groups want to make sure the rules are clear.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 59631 at http://wwno.org As New Orleans Comes Back, Some Neighborhoods Boom, Others Stay Blighted http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-comes-back-some-neighborhoods-boom-others-stay-blighted <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.42857em; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; line-height: 20px;">About a year ago, Greg Thyssen and Shakti Belway bought an 1800's double shotgun in the Tremé neighborhood.</p><p style="margin-top: 1.42857em; margin-bottom: 1.42857em; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; line-height: 20px;">"I'm tall," Thyssen said, "so I love the high ceilings, a fireplace in every room, beautiful pocket doors."</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:20:59 +0000 Eve Troeh 49622 at http://wwno.org Crescent City Community Land Trust Helps Mid-City Create Affordable Rental Units http://wwno.org/post/crescent-city-community-land-trust-helps-mid-city-create-affordable-rental-units <p><em>In Mid-City, land trusts are&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">expanding the range of affordable housing options.</span></em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">“We’re walking up Jane Place, which is this two-block street, walking toward </span>JPNSI<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Community Garden.”</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:40:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 47187 at http://wwno.org Habitat For Humanity Women's Build Underway In St. Tammany http://wwno.org/post/habitat-humanity-womens-build-underway-st-tammany <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Habitat for Humanity builds houses on the </span>Northshore<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This month, their construction crews look a bit different than usual.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 George Bonnett 45163 at http://wwno.org Iberville Demolition Marks End Of An Era http://wwno.org/post/iberville-demolition-marks-end-era <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city is nearing final demolition of the </span>Iberville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Housing development, near the French Quarter. The collection of brick buildings has a storied history, and some structures will remain standing, as a nod to that history.</span></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:37:42 +0000 Eve Troeh & Katy Reckdahl 40536 at http://wwno.org Housing Authority Of New Orleans Stays In Feds' Hands For Now http://wwno.org/post/housing-authority-new-orleans-stays-feds-hands-now-0 <p>This week,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Lens,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans’ investigative newsroom, has the </span><a href="http://thelensnola.org/2013/05/28/hano-will-remain-under-hud-control-past-july-as-city-grapples-with-other-oversight-issues/" style="line-height: 1.5;">latest on developments at HANO</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Housing Authority of New Orleans. The state-chartered agency runs publicly subsidized housing in the city, and serves up to 17,000 New Orleans families. Fri, 31 May 2013 21:41:56 +0000 Eve Troeh & Katy Reckdahl 36559 at http://wwno.org Discovery of Human Remains Delays Iberville Redevelopment http://wwno.org/post/discovery-human-remains-delays-iberville-redevelopment <p></p><p>The Housing Authority of New Orleans received a Federal grant last year to redevelop the Iberville Housing Development, the city’s last traditional public housing complex, on the edge of the French Quarter. The plan was to keep about a third of the buildings, demolish the rest, and build new, mixed-income housing.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 25340 at http://wwno.org Nonprofit Planning More Homes For Gentilly http://wwno.org/post/nonprofit-planning-more-homes-gentilly <p>A nonprofit group that built 101 homes in Gentilly after Hurricane Katrina is launching another drive. Project Home Again will build another 100 energy-efficient houses. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:55:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 21829 at http://wwno.org