Open letter to New Orleans City Council

Dec 01 2007

While New Orleans faced its worst housing crisis in over 100 years in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) insisted on carrying out its plan to bulldoze 4,500 units of affordable public housing, much of which could be made available to residents.

This plan will eliminate the majority of affordable public housing in the city, shutting out thousands of low-income Katrina survivors who have been fighting for over two years to return home.

HUD's plan for redevelopment is ill-conceived and should be stopped. The plan would eliminate the majority of public housing units in New Orleans, making it impossible for thousands of low-income residents to return.
Join us in asking the New Orleans City Council to vote against the demolitions, and in demanding that President Bush hold HUD accountable.

UPDATE: More than 18,000 of you signed the petition to the New Orleans City Council asking them to halt the demolitions. Unfortunately, the Council voted to allow the demolitions to proceed.

This campaign has concluded.

Areas: Economic Justice | Gulf Coast