Frustrated New Orleans Public Housing Residents Plan Return To Destroyed Development

Displaced residents tell the City Council that they will return to their 7th Ward housing complex this weekend and will tear down any fences in their way, refusing to wait any longer for official action on permission to return.
June 4, 2006, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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After nine months of waiting for a plan to get New Orleans residents back into the homes Hurricane Katrina destroyed, angry residents addressed the City Council and promised to return to their homes with or without the city's consent. While the city has hesitated on return plans due to various concerns including high crime rates in public housing complexes, a recent string of violent crimes outside of the public complexes has fueled the displaced residents' arguments for returning to their homes, and electrified this weekend's mobilization.

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Published on Thursday, June 1, 2006 in The Times-Picayune
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