Housing Recovery in the Gulf Coast Phase 1: Results of Windshield Observations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas

US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, December 2010

137 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2011

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Jennifer Turnham

Abt Associates, Inc.

Jonathan Spader

Harvard University - Joint Center for Housing Studies

Jill Khadduri

Abt Associates, Inc.

Meryl Finkel

Abt Associates, Inc.

Date Written: December 1, 2010

Abstract

This report presents the findings of a windshield survey of a sample of 3,511 residential properties located on blocks severely affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Overall, there were 312,463 such properties. As of when these data were gathered early in 2010, the report estimates that 74.6 percent of these properties were in good condition, 14.6 percent of the properties still had substantial repair needs, and 10.9 percent of the properties no longer contained a permanent residential structure. The report also explores factors related to rebuilding.

Keywords: Publications, Housing Production and Technology, Community and Economic Development, Federally Funded State and Local Programs, Natural and Man-Made Hazards

Suggested Citation

Turnham, Jennifer and Spader, Jonathan and Khadduri, Jill and Finkel, Meryl, Housing Recovery in the Gulf Coast Phase 1: Results of Windshield Observations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas (December 1, 2010). US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, December 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1808871

Jennifer Turnham (Contact Author)

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

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Jonathan Spader

Harvard University - Joint Center for Housing Studies ( email )

1033 Massachusetts Ave, 5th Floor
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United States

Jill Khadduri

Abt Associates, Inc.

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Meryl Finkel

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

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