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September 20, 2005
Research by the
Metropolitan Policy Program (Metro) provides valuable context,
lessons, and guidance on key questions being grappled with in
the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation.
poverty; masses of people made homeless by disaster; and how
to undo the damage of what Metro director Bruce Katz has
called "federal enclaves of poverty" are not unique to the
area affected by Katrina. Metro research offers solid
reference points for addressing such problems.
new report from Metro will detail the extent and location of
poverty in New Orleans and will outline options available to
the city to re-build in ways that do not re-create the
locked-in cycles of poverty.
In the meantime, this
week's e-newsletter addresses three critical
What was the extent of the poverty in New
What are the best
options for housing the people left homeless by a natural
How could New
Orleans re-build in ways that break the cycle of poverty and
provide more access to opportunity to those who return?
housing: Decent housing and stability for the
suddenly-homeless isn't easy, but it can be done-and we have
experience that can be our guide.