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Latest News
8:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Road Home Program Repayment Demands Still Unresolved

The Road Home program created after Hurricane Katrina is still causing paperwork headaches nine years after the storm.

The nearly $10 billion program was designed to help residents rebuild so they could return. But 32,000 people remain in legal limbo.

Last year the state sent almost 50,000 letters to homeowners demanding they repay some of their grants.

About 100 people attended a New Orleans City Council committee meeting this week, saying they are caught in a paperwork nightmare.

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Listening Post NOLA
7:00 am
Thu May 29, 2014

The Listening Post Asks: Is Housing Affordable In New Orleans?

Housing costs in New Orleans have risen steadily over the past few years.

Every week WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week's topic is the rising cost of housing.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Bill Aimed At Protecting Domestic Violence Victims' Housing Rights

Senate Bill 233 would include domestic violence victims in groups protected against housing discrimination.

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.

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Marketplace
3:20 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

As New Orleans Comes Back, Some Neighborhoods Boom, Others Stay Blighted

A shotgun house in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans gets new paint.
Credit Eve Troeh / WWNO

About a year ago, Greg Thyssen and Shakti Belway bought an 1800's double shotgun in the Tremé neighborhood.

"I'm tall," Thyssen said, "so I love the high ceilings, a fireplace in every room, beautiful pocket doors."

Beauty, yes, but the house needed work. "The floors were eaten away by termites," Belway said, "and under layers and layers of linoleum."

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Community Impact
7:40 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Crescent City Community Land Trust Helps Mid-City Create Affordable Rental Units

A rendering of 2739 Palmyra, Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative's future affordable rental units.

In Mid-City, land trusts are expanding the range of affordable housing options.

“We’re walking up Jane Place, which is this two-block street, walking toward JPNSI Community Garden.”

JPNSI stands for Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, and leading me up the street is Shana Griffin, one of JPNSI’s cofounders.

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Community
8:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Habitat For Humanity Women's Build Underway In St. Tammany

A Habitat For Humanity Women's Build crew framing a house.
Credit George Bonnett / WWNO

Habitat for Humanity builds houses on the Northshore. This month, their construction crews look a bit different than usual.

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Community
1:37 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Iberville Demolition Marks End Of An Era

A portion of the Iberville housing development fronting Basin Street, in 2007.
Infrogmation Wikipedia

The city is nearing final demolition of the Iberville 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.

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Community
4:41 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Housing Authority Of New Orleans Stays In Feds' Hands For Now

David Gilmore will continue to oversee HANO for at least a few more months, instead of handing the agency back to local control.
HANO

This week, The Lens, New Orleans’ investigative newsroom, has the latest on developments at HANO, 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. It has been under control of the federal department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, for abut 17 years.

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Features
9:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Discovery of Human Remains Delays Iberville Redevelopment

Charmaine Williams goes for a walk with her grandchildren and daughter in the Iberville public housing development. Archaeologists have confirmed that part of the housing complex sits on an old cemetery, likely once part of St. Louis No. 1.
Scott Threlkeld The Advocate

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.

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Latest News
8:55 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Nonprofit Planning More Homes For Gentilly

Project Home Again is planning to construct another 100 homes in Gentilly.
Project Home Again

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.

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