Friday, December 8, 2006

You do the Math

This article in the Washington Post describes how the public housing in New Orleans is going to be demolished despite protests with only "consultation meetings."

While this article doesn't say what is going to happen to the land (I would guess that it is going to go to a private developer...), it does quote numbers from a housing project demolished in 2002:

1,500 = Number of families St. Thomas project was designed to accomodate
296 = Number of apartments constructed after St. Thomas demolition
122 = Number of apartments that were for low-income families

If I am correct, that leaves a potential of 1,378 families displaced. Not by the hurricane; but by the government.


dave said...

Welcome to the o'sphere.

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