The Land Grab has Begun!

Date Published: 
February 24, 2007

Attention all Common Ground Volunteers


The city of New Orleans has begun the process of unfairly reclaiming properties all over the city. The city government has begun issuing notices that homeowners have had enough time to rehabilitate their flooded properties. This is happening as over 130 thousand people wait for the resources promised them by the city and the state. These promised but not delivered resources are needed to begin the processes that would enable them to bring their houses up to the standards that the city has now said that they have not met.

Under the city of New Orleans “Good Neighbor” program home owners need to have their homes mold remediated, gutted, and their property clear of “public nuisance and/or blight