blight Tag

“What we got next?” Travers asks. It had been a long day and night as we scratched off a rather substantial list of abandoned buildings, musty underpasses and urine soaked doorways on our clipboard. We’re rubbing our tired eyes and cautiously monitoring the digital clock on...

Every day I pass the intersection of Opelousas and Newton. There’s a roof there with a hole carved out the top, shingles tossed to the side. It’s where someone was pulled from the depth of their Katrina hell sequestered in a dark attic waiting for...

Homelessness in New Orleans remains a pervasive crisis in our community.  There are 9,165 persons meeting the HUD definition of homelessness in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish on any given night.  This report provides an in-depth analysis of homelessness in our community, including factors leading...

[caption id="attachment_1447" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A team of four housing nonprofit groups wants to turn the former Bethany Home nursing home at 2535 Esplanade Ave. into apartments for 40 formerly homeless and low-income tenants."][/caption] Published: Monday, June 06, 2011, 8:00 AM By Stephen Babcock, The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune Despite...