Black New Orleans Fights to Return Home

By Jorge Rivas Aug 22, 2007

The road home for Black residents of New Orleans has been a long one blocked by government neglect. Watch this short video by the Applied Research Center to learn more about those fighting to reclaim public housing 3 years after the storm. For more comprehensive stories visit They Can’t Go Home Again A new city council—voted in by an electorate consisting of mostly homeowners and those well-off enough to return—unanimously approved the demolition of public housing. Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans Housing crisis? Corporate giveaways with public money? It’s already happened in the Big Easy, where, out of demolitions and displacement, has come a new demand: housing as a human right.