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Four and 1/2 years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:
New Orleans has
65,888 residential addresses unoccupied, 31% of the schools and 51%
of the child care centers are still closed, while public
transportation ridership is only 43% of pre-Katrina.
Terrebonne Parishes in southeastern Louisiana are facing the fastest
rate of land loss in the world, losing the equivalent of one
football field of land every 36-38 minutes. The storms of
Katrina-Rita in 2005 and Gustav-Ike in 2008 highlighted the need for
immediate restoration and protection of the Gulf Coast.
The three coastal
counties of Mississippi have a desperate need for affordable
housing, as over 8,200 dwellings remain unrepaired and the overall
State goal for low income housing is short 18,500 units.
multicultural maritime villages to 30 miles north in Mobile’s
historic Africa Town have hundreds of people who have qualified for
federal rebuilding assistance but have not received federal funds
and are worried they will never be compensated.
The good news is that the
President's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has identified
billions of federal money that was authorized for long-term Gulf Coast
infrastructure that is unobligated, unspent, and un-earmarked that
Congress could be reallocated to Gulf Coast Civic Works.