My Neighborhood Organization has been reporting this house to Code Enforcement for a long time.

We reported it before it burned. But nothing happened. We reported it after it burnt, and nothing happened.

The owner went before the City for an Administrative Ajudication hearing, and I guess nothing happened. Cause now he has taken a sledge hammer to the chimney’s which will cause the house to eventually collapse and the City will probably do nothing about that either.

This same owner has 2 other houses he is intent on destroying..

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...