Response to letter objecting to plans to demolish New Orleans public housing

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Date Published: 
August 14, 2006
On behalf of Secretary Alphonso Jackson, thank you for your letter of July 30,2006, expressing concerns regarding the decision. by HUD and the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) to demolish and redevelop St. Bernard, RW. Cooper, C.J. Peete and Lafitte. As you know and clearly appreciate, the rebuilding of New Orleans presents complex and difficult challenges. However, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina also affords both an opportunity, and responsibility, to improve the quality of housing in the City and the lives of its residents.