Katrina Index

Every month, the Brookings Institution and the Greater New Orleans Data Center releases the Katrina Index Report which tracks the recovery of New Orleans and the Metro Area.  Below is a highlight from the June 2007 report:

Twenty-one months after Katrina, New Orleans continues to repopulate even as the advent of hurricane season triggers intensified evacuation planning and concern. Though local matching funds requirements for federal infrastructure aid have been dropped, substantial recovery obstacles remain, including the budget shortfall of the Road Home program, delayed city redevelopment plans, and skyrocketing insurance rates.

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