Katrina’s Impact Three Years After
<ul><li>Displaced </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Inf...
 
 
25% of New Orleans  Do Not Own Car
 
 
 
Before Katrina After Katrina
 
 
 
 
 
Not Just New Orleans
 
City Hall, Long Beach, MS
Katrina Damaged  90,000 Square Miles Area from Boston to Baltimore Inland hundreds of miles Size of Oregon
Still Displaced
80% of New Orleans Flooded
 
One Million Displaced
 
September 10, 2005 in  Shelters <ul><li>64% Renters </li></ul><ul><li>55% Did Not Have a Car </li></ul><ul><li>93% African...
 
 
Overall Population Down <ul><li>In 2000, was 484,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Census says NOLA now 239,000 - loss of 240,000+ </l...
But WHO is Still Displaced?  <ul><li>55,000 homes in NOLA receive no mail </li></ul><ul><li>66,000 pre-K public school stu...
Housing
 
 
 
 
SEVERELY DAMAGED HOMES IN LOUISIANA <ul><li>112,000 Owner occupied homes </li></ul><ul><li>84,000  </li></ul><ul><li>Renta...
 
 
Noose Around New Orleans for African-American and Moderate Income Renters
St. Bernard Parish:  Post-K  Rent Only to Blood Relatives
Jefferson Parish Council Passes Resolution Opposing Tax Credits for Housing.  Member  Chris Roberts:   &quot;With the numb...
We do not want “thugs” and “trash” from New Orleans public housing projects. Everyone with dreadlocks or che-wee hairstyle...
57.5% of Landlords  in Metro Area Discriminate Against  African- Americans April 2007 Greater N.O. Fair Housing Action Cen...
Homeowners in New Orleans Oppose Rebuilding Section 8 Apartments
81,000 Families in Gulf in 240 sq ft. Trailers – April 07
Good News – LA gets $10 billion
Bad News:  Housing Rehab $ Slow June 6, 2007 – 24,910  people out of 142,000 applicants July 08 – 115,000 out of 155,000 a...
Estimated at least 5-10% of the  100,000 LA Applications  for Federal Housing Assistance have  Title Problems
51,000 Rental Units Seriously Damaged in New Orleans
CDBG – Tiny % Going to Renters <ul><li>84,000 rental units were destroyed or suffered major damage (41% of the total housi...
Rents Soar  70-80%
Pre-Katrina, 5000 families lived in public housing
 
Post-Katrina,  1040 families allowed to return to public housing <ul><li>HUD Announces Demolition of 5000 Apartments </li>...
Healthcare
 
How can you respond to a disaster in a country that does not believe in universal health care?
Refusal to Reopen Public Hospital –that saw 350,000 a year
10 of 23 Hospitals  in New Orleans  Remain Closed
People Have Lost Jobs, Health Insurance, Hospital, Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy, Records
Impact on Children?
 
Pre-Katrina 450 Psych Beds in Metro Area – Now 200
 
 
Suicide Rate Triples <ul><li>Lost Half Psychiatrists </li></ul><ul><li>Lost Half Psychologists </li></ul><ul><li>Lost Half...
 
Education
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Pre-K - 60,000 in 100+ public schools Katrina hits  </li></ul><ul><li>public schools put in receivership </li></ul...
Largest Union in Louisiana United Teachers of New Orleans DECERTIFIED 7500 people lose jobs
Problems in Public Schools <ul><li>February 2007 – 300+ no room in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Long delays in textbooks </li...
High School Entrance
In Houston,  41% of high school sophomores and 52% juniors of evacuees were held back.
Infrastructure
City of New Orleans Near Bankruptcy
Environmental Impact?
 
Major  Water  Problems  New Orleans Losing More Water Than Using
Lower 9 th  Ward  No Drinkable Water For One Full Year
Dramatic Reduction in Public Transportation
“ I am back and I want to work,  but the jobs are 3 to 11  and the bus  doesn’t run at night!”
Still Unfixed Traffic Lights!
Over one-third of the grocery stores in NOLA still closed
Dramatic Reduction in Day Care
Pre-K  600,000 Jobs in Metro NO; Post – K  400,000 jobs
Recruitment and Abuse of Immigrant Workers
Workers Living in Tents
 
 
Dramatic Reduction in Public Education, Healthcare, Housing,  Transportation, & Childcare  Equals  Reduction in African Am...
Privatization of New Orleans  <ul><li>Public Schools to Charter Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Public Housing to Private Develo...
Superdome is Opened  - $180 Million Public Hospitals? Public Schools? Public Housing?
Criminal Justice
 
6000 – 8000 Prisoners Left Behind
 
Evidence Room: Chest-deep Water
 
November 29, 2006 Inmate lost in system resurfaces: After 13 months he gets day in court After spending 13 months in three...
Seven Police Officers Charged with Murder
Meanwhile, Crime Increases
Signs of Hope
 
Our Hearts Must Be Totally Open to Injustice and Pain and  Totally Open to Hope and Love
 
 
 
 
 
Rockie Charles, Blues
 
St. Augustine’s Church
 
 
 
Radical Revolution of Values
Not This Revolution
We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values.  We must shift from a “thing oriented” society to a “person or...
the giant  quadruplets  of racism, materialism, militarism  and sexism
Demands for Change
International Connections Human Rights Analysis The Right  to Return
Five Weeks After Katrina Southeast Asia Earthquake - 73,000 People Died Millions Homeless October 5, 2005 – Kashmir  Respo...
 
Guest Workers Protest Passport Confiscation  – Sulphur, LA
 
 
 
Advancement Project
 
 
 
 
 
Small Business Assistance Kevin J. Curnin, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; David Goldberg, associate general counsel of Citigro...
 
Justice Challenge?  Never Again!
 
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  1. 1. Katrina’s Impact Three Years After
  2. 2. <ul><li>Displaced </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Signs of Hope </li></ul>
  3. 5. 25% of New Orleans Do Not Own Car
  4. 9. Before Katrina After Katrina
  5. 15. Not Just New Orleans
  6. 17. City Hall, Long Beach, MS
  7. 18. Katrina Damaged 90,000 Square Miles Area from Boston to Baltimore Inland hundreds of miles Size of Oregon
  8. 19. Still Displaced
  9. 20. 80% of New Orleans Flooded
  10. 22. One Million Displaced
  11. 24. September 10, 2005 in Shelters <ul><li>64% Renters </li></ul><ul><li>55% Did Not Have a Car </li></ul><ul><li>93% African-American </li></ul><ul><li>67% Employed </li></ul><ul><li>76% Had Children under 18 In Shelter Too </li></ul><ul><li>57% incomes of Less than $20,000/year </li></ul>
  12. 27. Overall Population Down <ul><li>In 2000, was 484,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Census says NOLA now 239,000 - loss of 240,000+ </li></ul><ul><li>NOLA says 321,000 – loss of 160,000 </li></ul>
  13. 28. But WHO is Still Displaced? <ul><li>55,000 homes in NOLA receive no mail </li></ul><ul><li>66,000 pre-K public school students dropped to 32,149 – 50% </li></ul><ul><li>34,805 retired SS residents pre-K dropped to 18,940 – 50%; SSD down 59% </li></ul><ul><li>Public transit – 3m riders/month pre-k, dropped to 700,000 – 75% drop </li></ul><ul><li>Black pop down 57%; white – 36% </li></ul><ul><li>Medicaid down 46% as food stamps, tanf </li></ul>
  14. 29. Housing
  15. 34. SEVERELY DAMAGED HOMES IN LOUISIANA <ul><li>112,000 Owner occupied homes </li></ul><ul><li>84,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Rental homes </li></ul>
  16. 37. Noose Around New Orleans for African-American and Moderate Income Renters
  17. 38. St. Bernard Parish: Post-K Rent Only to Blood Relatives
  18. 39. Jefferson Parish Council Passes Resolution Opposing Tax Credits for Housing. Member Chris Roberts: &quot;With the number of jobs out there, nobody should be on public housing unless you're ignorant or lazy.&quot;
  19. 40. We do not want “thugs” and “trash” from New Orleans public housing projects. Everyone with dreadlocks or che-wee hairstyles will be stopped by law enforcement.” Sheriff Jack Strain St. Tammany Parish
  20. 41. 57.5% of Landlords in Metro Area Discriminate Against African- Americans April 2007 Greater N.O. Fair Housing Action Center
  21. 42. Homeowners in New Orleans Oppose Rebuilding Section 8 Apartments
  22. 43. 81,000 Families in Gulf in 240 sq ft. Trailers – April 07
  23. 44. Good News – LA gets $10 billion
  24. 45. Bad News: Housing Rehab $ Slow June 6, 2007 – 24,910 people out of 142,000 applicants July 08 – 115,000 out of 155,000 applicants
  25. 46. Estimated at least 5-10% of the 100,000 LA Applications for Federal Housing Assistance have Title Problems
  26. 47. 51,000 Rental Units Seriously Damaged in New Orleans
  27. 48. CDBG – Tiny % Going to Renters <ul><li>84,000 rental units were destroyed or suffered major damage (41% of the total housing) only 15% of the $10 billion program is to be spent on rental units. </li></ul><ul><li>Of those funds only 15,000 apartments are scheduled to be affordable housing – about 18% of the pre-disaster rental housing market. </li></ul>
  28. 49. Rents Soar 70-80%
  29. 50. Pre-Katrina, 5000 families lived in public housing
  30. 52. Post-Katrina, 1040 families allowed to return to public housing <ul><li>HUD Announces Demolition of 5000 Apartments </li></ul>
  31. 53. Healthcare
  32. 55. How can you respond to a disaster in a country that does not believe in universal health care?
  33. 56. Refusal to Reopen Public Hospital –that saw 350,000 a year
  34. 57. 10 of 23 Hospitals in New Orleans Remain Closed
  35. 58. People Have Lost Jobs, Health Insurance, Hospital, Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy, Records
  36. 59. Impact on Children?
  37. 61. Pre-Katrina 450 Psych Beds in Metro Area – Now 200
  38. 64. Suicide Rate Triples <ul><li>Lost Half Psychiatrists </li></ul><ul><li>Lost Half Psychologists </li></ul><ul><li>Lost Half Social Workers </li></ul>
  39. 66. Education
  40. 71. <ul><li>Pre-K - 60,000 in 100+ public schools Katrina hits </li></ul><ul><li>public schools put in receivership </li></ul><ul><li>Best schools converted into charters </li></ul><ul><li>2006-2007 - 25,000 students -69% in Charter Schools </li></ul><ul><li>2007-2008 – 32,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Over half in charter schools </li></ul>
  41. 72. Largest Union in Louisiana United Teachers of New Orleans DECERTIFIED 7500 people lose jobs
  42. 73. Problems in Public Schools <ul><li>February 2007 – 300+ no room in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Long delays in textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Unreliable transportation system </li></ul><ul><li>Vacant teaching jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Little IDEA education </li></ul><ul><li>One high school has more security guards than teachers </li></ul>
  43. 74. High School Entrance
  44. 75. In Houston, 41% of high school sophomores and 52% juniors of evacuees were held back.
  45. 76. Infrastructure
  46. 77. City of New Orleans Near Bankruptcy
  47. 78. Environmental Impact?
  48. 80. Major Water Problems New Orleans Losing More Water Than Using
  49. 81. Lower 9 th Ward No Drinkable Water For One Full Year
  50. 82. Dramatic Reduction in Public Transportation
  51. 83. “ I am back and I want to work, but the jobs are 3 to 11 and the bus doesn’t run at night!”
  52. 84. Still Unfixed Traffic Lights!
  53. 85. Over one-third of the grocery stores in NOLA still closed
  54. 86. Dramatic Reduction in Day Care
  55. 87. Pre-K 600,000 Jobs in Metro NO; Post – K 400,000 jobs
  56. 88. Recruitment and Abuse of Immigrant Workers
  57. 89. Workers Living in Tents
  58. 92. Dramatic Reduction in Public Education, Healthcare, Housing, Transportation, & Childcare Equals Reduction in African American Women Workers - From 51,000 to 17,000
  59. 93. Privatization of New Orleans <ul><li>Public Schools to Charter Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Public Housing to Private Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Public Healthcare to Private Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Public Oversight to </li></ul><ul><li>Private Oversight </li></ul>
  60. 94. Superdome is Opened - $180 Million Public Hospitals? Public Schools? Public Housing?
  61. 95. Criminal Justice
  62. 97. 6000 – 8000 Prisoners Left Behind
  63. 99. Evidence Room: Chest-deep Water
  64. 101. November 29, 2006 Inmate lost in system resurfaces: After 13 months he gets day in court After spending 13 months in three different state prisons without speaking to a single defense attorney, prosecutor or judge, Pedro Parra-Sanchez pleaded innocent Tuesday to an assault charge levied against him six days after he moved to New Orleans to work in the battered city’s recovery.”
  65. 102. Seven Police Officers Charged with Murder
  66. 103. Meanwhile, Crime Increases
  67. 104. Signs of Hope
  68. 106. Our Hearts Must Be Totally Open to Injustice and Pain and Totally Open to Hope and Love
  69. 112. Rockie Charles, Blues
  70. 114. St. Augustine’s Church
  71. 118. Radical Revolution of Values
  72. 119. Not This Revolution
  73. 120. We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must shift from a “thing oriented” society to a “person oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, militarism [and sexism] are incapable of being conquered. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967
  74. 121. the giant quadruplets of racism, materialism, militarism and sexism
  75. 122. Demands for Change
  76. 123. International Connections Human Rights Analysis The Right to Return
  77. 124. Five Weeks After Katrina Southeast Asia Earthquake - 73,000 People Died Millions Homeless October 5, 2005 – Kashmir Response?
  78. 126. Guest Workers Protest Passport Confiscation – Sulphur, LA
  79. 130. Advancement Project
  80. 136. Small Business Assistance Kevin J. Curnin, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; David Goldberg, associate general counsel of Citigroup; Tricia Jefferson, Lawyers Comm. Civil Rights
  81. 138. Justice Challenge? Never Again!
  82. 140. http://law.loyno.edu/~quigley/
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