September 6, 2009 HANO audits point to a still-troubled agency by Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune    In 2001, a series of scathing audits roundly criticized the Housing Authority of New Orleans. The audits found that HANO management changed frequently without noticeable improvement, awarded contracts based on favoritism, paid contractors for...

Evacuation can never be effective, humane or legal without prioritizing community community input and decision making in evacuation planning, preparation, and implementation. This grassroots monitoring report is one step towards building adequate transparency and accountability into Louisiana’s emergency preparedness and response. The purpose of this...