new orleans recovery

Immigrant workers played a huge part in the relief effort following Hurricane Katrina, so why haven't they been paid yet?
Perhaps one of the most distressing sites is that of the abandoned Six Flags theme park. Inside many of the homes, passersby
Take a free ferry ride on the Mississippi River. Stop and hear some live jazz musicians while snacking on some pralines or a King Cake. Hold a live alligator on a swamp tour.
The Saints may have lost, but the city of New Orleans did not. It was never just about coming back but about coming back stronger.
Many areas of New Orleans have not completely moved on, but the city is in motion thanks to volunteers and many high profile boosters here in the Hollywood of the South.
Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast. The impact of Katrina and government bungling continue to inflict major pain on the people left behind. These numbers offer some hints of what remains.
The Army Corps' temporary, hydraulic pumps have now been in place since June 1, 2006. That means, as of now, protective structures with a five-year life span are in year six.
By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A Methodist hurricane-recovery ministry that funneled nearly 68,000
It's important to recollect that although planning has been instrumental in the creation and development of New Orleans, New Orleans still exists as a great city because of a planning failure.
I will never forget the moment I realized I would follow this story as it moved from the despair of ruin to the recovery of everything that New Orleans was before the storm.
True, some jobs that have been lost aren't coming back to New Orleans. But new businesses and jobs are surfacing to take their place. And the Department of Labor is helping ease the transition from lost jobs to new jobs.
"Imagine a line four feet high in your house," Chandler said. "Everything below it is basically the most disgusting sewer
It's been an incredible experience to spend the first half of the year in New Orleans, as it's roller-coastered from Super Bowl-inspired ecstasy to oil-spill-driven gloom. No city has traveled so far on the emotional spectrum so fast.
The feds were concerned that New Orleanians would get housing grants and be unaccountable. Someone has been unaccountable to the tune of $80 billion over the past five years. What do you know, it's the Pentagon.
The $35.6 million requested for South Louisiana is one-tenth the money requested in the budget for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Great Lakes? Are they dying?
In New Orleans, there have been notable steps forward in arts, education and entrepreneurship since Katrina. The bad news is that the "temporary" pumps installed for future floods do not, and cannot work.
When President Barack Obama visits New Orleans next week to survey how its recovery is going four years after Hurricane Katrina
One in four youth aging out of foster care in New York City become homeless, an illustration of a terrible national pattern.
The federal government still has a long fight ahead to make good on promises to rebuild a stronger, safer and more equitable Gulf Coast.