I have not been able to find the exact value of the contract. Maybe one of my “smarter”:http://bayoustjohndavid.blogspot.com/ “faster”:http://righthandthief.blogspot.com/ “friends”:http://librarychronicles.blogspot.com/ can help.

All I know is New Orleans Affordable Housing was awarded a contract between 2 and 4 million dollars to gut and remediate homes.


This is the tip of the iceberg, or should I say one of the icebergs.

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While I was out surveying houses today I shot one of the houses that had been gutted by the NOAH program. It is also on the City Demolition list, the Imminent Health threat list.

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3319 Law

So to recap, the City spent CBDG funds to clean out the house and then spends FEMA funds to demolish it. The other comical element is that the signs are NEW and they still have Donna Addkison listed as a City employee. In the last 2 years I have seen 4 of these signs and all of them in the last month.

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...