Pin It

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Readers - Your Turn to do the Reporting

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 9:00 PM

Um... would someone like to try their hand at explaining why, according to yesterday's Times-Picayune, Blanco, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency and LA state treasurer Kennedy are squabbling over building these "Louisiana Cottages" in alternative housing communities — a project worth $75.4 million? According to

the TP article, Mississippi has constructed 598 units and put people in 478 of them, and they're on private property.

So here's what I just don't get... what's up with building expensive temporary structures just to go back later and build something permanent? if they can be built on private property, why can't the $75 million just be given to people to start rebuilding their homes if they still need a place to live?

Am I missing something really important here or does this sound silly to everyone else too?


Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in The Latest

More by Sarah Andert

  • Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide

    Your guide to New Orleans area restaurants, organized by cuisine
    • Jan 30, 2017
  • 2011 Summer Restaurant Guide

    We asked local restaurateurs and chefs to name their dishes they think you just can't miss
    • May 31, 2011
  • Gambit's Spring Restaurant Guide 2011

    New Orleans eateries, from A to Z
    • Apr 12, 2011
  • More »

© 2018 Gambit
Powered by Foundation