Demanding Weatherization and Housing Retrofits

Ideas and Issues

June 6, 2021 New Orleans Weatherization is old news in the United States. Such programs, though often woefully small, have been a staple of community action anti-poverty programs since the 1960s. Dilapidated and aging housing stock in lower income neighborhoods often meant atrociously high heating bills throughout the country. Shutoffs were common and emergency assistance …

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The Vultures Are Circling the Housing Market

Foreclosure Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      Following right behind the crisis that tenants are facing with the eviction situation clouded in different courts and interpretations and no stimulus in the offing, mortgage holders are in a similar mess as the pandemic depression lengthens.  REITs and private equity operators on Wall …

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CDC’s Eviction Ban, Please and Maybe

Ideas and Issues Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans     I didn’t want to be right on this, but from any reading of the Center for Disease Control’s federal eviction ban, it was clear that it was going to be a hot mess when it came to implementation.  At one level, the order was …

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