katrina - search results

If you're not happy with the results, please do another search

A National Spotlight on Local Capacity

Will Hurricane Katrina change the way intermediaries do business?

A Housing Renaissance?

A group of former FEMA trailer residents has formed an organization to raise money to house Louisianans displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The nonprofit —...

Questioning Drug Testing

Arrest records aren’t the only barrier to employment out there that’s not about skills and job readiness. During the post-Katrina redevelopment of the New Orleans...

Single-Family Subsidies Are Needed Outside Hot Markets

There isn’t a tax credit program available to spur investment in single-family residential neighborhoods, but an alliance of national real estate, housing, community development, lending, and construction organizations is working to change that.

Resilience 101

Community development fits well within the growing resilience movement—and connecting the two more explicitly could make their work even more powerful.

The State of Transit in New Orleans

As many visitors and locals know well, New Orleans boasts the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world....

Praise for the Peacock

Shelterforce never shies away from chiding mainstream media for ignoring America’s affordable-housing crisis, so we shouldn’t hesitate to give praise where it’s due. Kudos...

On Beyond Anniversaries

When I visited New Orleans last June for the NeighborWorks Comeback Cities event, many of the people I spoke with were ambivalent about the...

The Second Storm

“The New Homeless: The Affordable Housing Crisis on the Gulf Coast” A short video on the evictions crisis Nine months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the...

Recovering from the Recovery

"Happening to a city near you" is the unsettling tag line for Land of Opportunity, a film that takes an intimate look at post-Katrina New Orleans and the interrelated struggles of those navigating it.

ESOP Rises Again

The success of a Cleveland-based community organizing group in the face of massive foreclosures suggests that the city (and the nation) should have held on to a more diverse set of community organizations.

What Have We Learned a Decade after the Gulf Coast Hurricanes?

As the housing community reflects in August on the tenth anniversary of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, what are the...

Skipping “Placed-Based” Work Leaves Cities Vulnerable to Climate Change

I remember it clearly. “The Myth of Community Development,” Nicholas Lemann’s 1994 New York Times Magazine article, cracked the...

2 Easy Ways HUD Could Bring More NOLA Homeowners Home—With Money...

Donna Bartholomew’s mother moved to New Orleans as a young woman and bought a home in the Ninth Ward. Over the years, raising...

This Land Is Your Land

What was the best event at the inaugural celebration? Watching Barack Obama take the oath of office, of course, but the next best moment...

From Cargo Shipping to Home Sweet Home?

Livable buildings can be created from shipping containers, the big rectangular corrugated metal things stacked at docks by giant cranes....

A Sense of Place: Mind + Body in Community Development

How can we practice effective community development and engage a community that suffers from a dwindling stock of physical historical references and is in the process of healing from the wounds of decades of urban decay? In the Bronx, community members are coming together, taking pieces of the past and making history.

The Fight to Save Section 8

In April 2004, when the Bush Administration launched a major assault on the program that helps Marion Brady pay her rent, she sprang into...

Explore Post-Crisis Rebuilding Beyond the Linear Narrative

Luisa Dantas and Micheal Boedigheimer When I first came to New Orleans with my video camera in the months after Hurricane Katrina, it was already...

Shelter Shorts

No Smoking GunIt seems that HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson has been heard urging his staff to steer contracts toward people who like President Bush....