Katrina\'s Impact Three Years After

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Information about Katrina\'s Impact Three Years After

Published on July 30, 2008

Author: jadymitchell

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Bill Quigley\'s presentation on the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans three years after the event.

Katrina’s Impact Three Years After

Displaced Housing Healthcare Education Infrastructure Criminal Justice Signs of Hope

Displaced

Housing

Healthcare

Education

Infrastructure

Criminal Justice

Signs of Hope

 

 

25% of New Orleans Do Not Own Car

 

 

 

Before Katrina After Katrina

 

 

 

 

 

Not Just New Orleans

 

City Hall, Long Beach, MS

Katrina Damaged 90,000 Square Miles Area from Boston to Baltimore Inland hundreds of miles Size of Oregon

Still Displaced

80% of New Orleans Flooded

 

One Million Displaced

 

September 10, 2005 in Shelters 64% Renters 55% Did Not Have a Car 93% African-American 67% Employed 76% Had Children under 18 In Shelter Too 57% incomes of Less than $20,000/year

64% Renters

55% Did Not Have a Car

93% African-American

67% Employed

76% Had Children under 18 In Shelter Too

57% incomes of Less than $20,000/year

 

 

Overall Population Down In 2000, was 484,000 Census says NOLA now 239,000 - loss of 240,000+ NOLA says 321,000 – loss of 160,000

In 2000, was 484,000

Census says NOLA now 239,000 - loss of 240,000+

NOLA says 321,000 – loss of 160,000

But WHO is Still Displaced? 55,000 homes in NOLA receive no mail 66,000 pre-K public school students dropped to 32,149 – 50% 34,805 retired SS residents pre-K dropped to 18,940 – 50%; SSD down 59% Public transit – 3m riders/month pre-k, dropped to 700,000 – 75% drop Black pop down 57%; white – 36% Medicaid down 46% as food stamps, tanf

55,000 homes in NOLA receive no mail

66,000 pre-K public school students dropped to 32,149 – 50%

34,805 retired SS residents pre-K dropped to 18,940 – 50%; SSD down 59%

Public transit – 3m riders/month pre-k, dropped to 700,000 – 75% drop

Black pop down 57%; white – 36%

Medicaid down 46% as food stamps, tanf

Housing

 

 

 

 

SEVERELY DAMAGED HOMES IN LOUISIANA 112,000 Owner occupied homes 84,000 Rental homes

112,000 Owner occupied homes

84,000

Rental homes

 

 

Noose Around New Orleans for African-American and Moderate Income Renters

St. Bernard Parish: Post-K Rent Only to Blood Relatives

Jefferson Parish Council Passes Resolution Opposing Tax Credits for Housing. Member Chris Roberts: "With the number of jobs out there, nobody should be on public housing unless you're ignorant or lazy."

We do not want “thugs” and “trash” from New Orleans public housing projects. Everyone with dreadlocks or che-wee hairstyles will be stopped by law enforcement.” Sheriff Jack Strain St. Tammany Parish

57.5% of Landlords in Metro Area Discriminate Against African- Americans April 2007 Greater N.O. Fair Housing Action Center

Homeowners in New Orleans Oppose Rebuilding Section 8 Apartments

81,000 Families in Gulf in 240 sq ft. Trailers – April 07

Good News – LA gets $10 billion

Bad News: Housing Rehab $ Slow June 6, 2007 – 24,910 people out of 142,000 applicants July 08 – 115,000 out of 155,000 applicants

Estimated at least 5-10% of the 100,000 LA Applications for Federal Housing Assistance have Title Problems

51,000 Rental Units Seriously Damaged in New Orleans

CDBG – Tiny % Going to Renters 84,000 rental units were destroyed or suffered major damage (41% of the total housing) only 15% of the $10 billion program is to be spent on rental units. Of those funds only 15,000 apartments are scheduled to be affordable housing – about 18% of the pre-disaster rental housing market.

84,000 rental units were destroyed or suffered major damage (41% of the total housing) only 15% of the $10 billion program is to be spent on rental units.

Of those funds only 15,000 apartments are scheduled to be affordable housing – about 18% of the pre-disaster rental housing market.

Rents Soar 70-80%

Pre-Katrina, 5000 families lived in public housing

 

Post-Katrina, 1040 families allowed to return to public housing HUD Announces Demolition of 5000 Apartments

HUD Announces Demolition of 5000 Apartments

Healthcare

 

How can you respond to a disaster in a country that does not believe in universal health care?

Refusal to Reopen Public Hospital –that saw 350,000 a year

10 of 23 Hospitals in New Orleans Remain Closed

People Have Lost Jobs, Health Insurance, Hospital, Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy, Records

Impact on Children?

 

Pre-Katrina 450 Psych Beds in Metro Area – Now 200

 

 

Suicide Rate Triples Lost Half Psychiatrists Lost Half Psychologists Lost Half Social Workers

Lost Half Psychiatrists

Lost Half Psychologists

Lost Half Social Workers

 

Education

 

 

 

 

Pre-K - 60,000 in 100+ public schools Katrina hits public schools put in receivership Best schools converted into charters 2006-2007 - 25,000 students -69% in Charter Schools 2007-2008 – 32,000 students Over half in charter schools

Pre-K - 60,000 in 100+ public schools Katrina hits

public schools put in receivership

Best schools converted into charters

2006-2007 - 25,000 students -69% in Charter Schools

2007-2008 – 32,000 students

Over half in charter schools

Largest Union in Louisiana United Teachers of New Orleans DECERTIFIED 7500 people lose jobs

Problems in Public Schools February 2007 – 300+ no room in schools Long delays in textbooks Unreliable transportation system Vacant teaching jobs Little IDEA education One high school has more security guards than teachers

February 2007 – 300+ no room in schools

Long delays in textbooks

Unreliable transportation system

Vacant teaching jobs

Little IDEA education

One high school has more security guards than teachers

High School Entrance

In Houston, 41% of high school sophomores and 52% juniors of evacuees were held back.

Infrastructure

City of New Orleans Near Bankruptcy

Environmental Impact?

 

Major Water Problems New Orleans Losing More Water Than Using

Lower 9 th Ward No Drinkable Water For One Full Year

Dramatic Reduction in Public Transportation

“ I am back and I want to work, but the jobs are 3 to 11 and the bus doesn’t run at night!”

Still Unfixed Traffic Lights!

Over one-third of the grocery stores in NOLA still closed

Dramatic Reduction in Day Care

Pre-K 600,000 Jobs in Metro NO; Post – K 400,000 jobs

Recruitment and Abuse of Immigrant Workers

Workers Living in Tents

 

 

Dramatic Reduction in Public Education, Healthcare, Housing, Transportation, & Childcare Equals Reduction in African American Women Workers - From 51,000 to 17,000

Privatization of New Orleans Public Schools to Charter Schools Public Housing to Private Developers Public Healthcare to Private Providers Public Oversight to Private Oversight

Public Schools to Charter Schools

Public Housing to Private Developers

Public Healthcare to Private Providers

Public Oversight to

Private Oversight

Superdome is Opened - $180 Million Public Hospitals? Public Schools? Public Housing?

Criminal Justice

 

6000 – 8000 Prisoners Left Behind

 

Evidence Room: Chest-deep Water

 

November 29, 2006 Inmate lost in system resurfaces: After 13 months he gets day in court After spending 13 months in three different state prisons without speaking to a single defense attorney, prosecutor or judge, Pedro Parra-Sanchez pleaded innocent Tuesday to an assault charge levied against him six days after he moved to New Orleans to work in the battered city’s recovery.”

Seven Police Officers Charged with Murder

Meanwhile, Crime Increases

Signs of Hope

 

Our Hearts Must Be Totally Open to Injustice and Pain and Totally Open to Hope and Love

 

 

 

 

 

Rockie Charles, Blues

 

St. Augustine’s Church

 

 

 

Radical Revolution of Values

Not This Revolution

We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must shift from a “thing oriented” society to a “person oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, militarism [and sexism] are incapable of being conquered. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967

the giant quadruplets of racism, materialism, militarism and sexism

Demands for Change

International Connections Human Rights Analysis The Right to Return

Five Weeks After Katrina Southeast Asia Earthquake - 73,000 People Died Millions Homeless October 5, 2005 – Kashmir Response?

 

Guest Workers Protest Passport Confiscation – Sulphur, LA

 

 

 

Advancement Project

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Assistance Kevin J. Curnin, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; David Goldberg, associate general counsel of Citigroup; Tricia Jefferson, Lawyers Comm. Civil Rights

 

Justice Challenge? Never Again!

 

http://law.loyno.edu/~quigley/

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