New Orleans' trailer crackdown

Monday, July 07, 2008

It’s been almost three years since Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans. Now the local government is taking a new measure to restore the city to its upright, pre-Katrina state. On July 1, 2008, the City of New Orleans started enforcing pre-Katrina zoning ordinances that prohibit people from living in trailers on private property. But this push toward normalcy could backfire if it pushes residents into homelessness. The Takeaway looks at both sides of this story with a New Orleans civil rights legal advocate and a city official.
Guests: Lauren Bartlett, Louisiana Justice Institute attorney, and Edward Blakely, director of the City of New Orleans' public recovery initiatives

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