Poverty in Southeast Louisiana Post–Katrina

Report by Allison Plyer, Elaine Ortiz
June 28, 2012

The Data Center   (New Orleans)

Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures displaced roughly 50,000 poor residents from New Orleans and the Southeast Louisiana region. Today, suburbs are home to the vast majority of poor in Southeast Louisiana. Public agencies and private nonprofits need to work across city and parish boundaries to connect poor and low–income workers, wherever they are located, with job opportunities, transportation options, workforce development, and social services.