February 22, 2008 -
Several Gulf Coast organizations have purchased two FEMA trailers that are now touring the country to raise awareness about the ongoing nature of the crisis in the region and the government's failure so far to rebuild in a manner that meets the needs of poor and minority residents.
January 16, 2008 -
It's a cold, rainy day here in New Orleans -- but that didn't stop all of the city's major TV networks from coming to our press conference to release our new report on Hurricane Katrina and global human rights (you can download the full PDF
August 29, 2007 -
National Public Radio has a piece today covering the theme of our recent report, Blueprint for Gulf Renewal (pdf) -- that much of the so-called "big check" of $116 billion that Washington leaders say ha
August 23, 2007 -
Today the Institute released a new report, Blueprint for Gulf Renewal (pdf), tracking the post-Katrina recovery. One of our key findings is that most Katrina money coming from Washington hasn't gotten to those most in need -- and the funding squeeze is stopping much of the Gulf Coast from coming back.
July 19, 2007 -
At a hearing held today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, investigators released internal Federal Emergency Management Agency e-mails documenting that FEMA attorneys rejected environme
July 6, 2007 -
Families in desperate need of housing while FEMA trailers moulder in distant fields. Homeowners waiting endlessly for checks to fund rebuilding. Habitable public housing complexes boarded up while affordable apartments disappear.