updated March 17, 06
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- Craigslist: Rooms
- Craigslist: All Aid Listings
- no-heat.org - Updates on the housing crisis by the New Orleans Housing Emergency Action Team
- St. Jude's Community Center at 600 N. Rampart is operating as an
emergency shelter for women, Ozanam house at 843 Camp St. is
operating as a men's shelter, and Bridge House at 1160 Camp st. is
Networking and Information:
Background on the area: The vulnerability of coastal Louisiana to hurricanes has dramatically increased in recent decades due to wetland loss from canal building, sediment deprivation, and oil and gas development and lack of investment in hurricane protection levees. The economic well-being of commercial fishing towns in the affected region has declined recently because of corporate globalization driving down shrimp and crab prices to levels not seen for decades while fuel prices hit record highs. Read this excellent compilation of resources on South Louisiana's economy, society, and ecology in the context of hurricane vulnerability.
More independent reporting on the New Orleans diaspora available on Houston Indymedia.