Rebuilding a Region: Housing Recovery Efforts in the Wake of Katrina and Rita
By John A. Lovett
Reco v ery Issue Rebuilding a RegionHousing Recovery Efforts in the Wake of Katrina and Rita By John A. Lovett Although it has been a year since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita blasted across the Gulf Coast, the scale of the devastation they inflicted remains stunning. In Louisiana, the wind and waters destroyed or heavily damaged more than 123,000 owner-occupied homes and 82,000 rental units. In Mississippi, Katrina destroyed or severely damaged 65,000 homes. Total housiin repair costs in Louisiana...