Public Housing in New Orleans Post Katrina: The Struggle for Housing as a Human Right
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
September 17, 2011
Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 38, p. 327, 2011
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2011-05
This article reflects on the post-Katrina demolition of public housing communities in New Orleans and associated loss of affordable apartments with a focus on the Columbia Parc redevelopment. Some key issues regarding displacement, race, gender, and public housing policies are referenced throughout. A concluding discussion of advocacy efforts to frame housing as a human right highlights a central, unmet movement demand: one for one replacement of all demolished public housing.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: New Orleans, public housing, human rights, Hurricane Katrina
Date posted: November 22, 2011 ; Last revised: April 17, 2012
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