Rebuilding Affordable Housing in New Orleans: The Challenge of Creating Inclusive Communities

Rebuilding Affordable Housing in New Orleans: The Challenge of Creating Inclusive Communities

Rebuilding Affordable Housing in New Orleans: The Challenge of Creating Inclusive Communities (13 pages, PDF), written by a team of researchers at the Urban Institute, argues that repeating the old pattern of concentrating subsidized housing and poor families in a few low-lying neighborhoods is, or should be, a non-starter. The report, one in a series from UI devoted to policy challenges in the aftermath of Katrina, examines the challenges confronting New Orleans as it tries to rebuild its housing stock, and offers a number of models from other cities that have been successful in creating affordable housing and economic opportunity for lower-income residents.