Homelessness remains a daunting problem in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, 5 1/2 years after the nation’s largest housing disaster when the levees failed following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Despite the fact that the city of New Orleans has only about 80% of its pre-Katrina population, 9,165 persons now meet the HUD definitiion of homelessness on any given day in Orleans and Jefferson parishes, compared to 5,360 in 2005 prior to Katrina, according to the Point in Time Comprehensive Estimate. Read More
June 3, 2011
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