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  1. […] Xy and Editor B tell us about the Lafitte Housing Projects. Lafitte Housing Project, New Orleans, Public Housing, Video, We Are Not OK Posted by Alan Gutierrez Filed in New Orleans, Aside […]

  2. […] The cause is just. We produced a silly little video about this issue six months ago, but the subject is a serious one. I know lots of neighbors are afraid of the public housing developments, afraid that re-opening them will recreate pockets of concentrated poverty and crime. I’ve got reservations myself, as public housing developments resemble concentration camps to me. But the answer to that is to revise the social contract with public housing residents, not to demolish thousands of habitable apartments at a time when the city’s suffering a massive shortage of housing. More to the point, not reopening these units seems to be further destabilizing our city. […]

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