This is a map we created using the listings in the paper from the Imminent threat list.

When this program began there was discussion about properties being gutted and boarded and the worst would be torn down.

On this trip down Bienville I saw 2 that were clearly damaged beyond repair.

But as always there are the houses with plumb roof lines and appear to be maintained and or under repair.

And others tell a story of loopholes.

This house was reviewed by the HCDRC and denied, the owner then decided he would force the property into a health hazard situation so the City would “blight” it and demolish.

The aggregate effect on Bienville remains to be seen. And this is just one of many tragic Streets. Today we are visiting Banks St.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...