Public Housing in New Orleans Post Katrina: The Struggle for Housing as a Human Right
Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 38, p. 327, 2011
12 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2011 Last revised: 17 Apr 2012
Date Written: September 17, 2011
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.
Keywords: New Orleans, public housing, human rights, Hurricane Katrina
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