“New Orleans is slowly bleeding to death. I don’t know how much longer my job will be able to continue leaking.” It’s a desperate statement, from a New Orleanian on Twitter, that’s all too familiar to those who depend on businesses being open, and life returning to some semblance of normal, in order to […]
“We Are in Crisis Mode.” Cantrell Administration Would Slash New Orleans Public Library Funding for 20 YearsAugust 19, 2020
Despite requesting city departments to reduce spending by 20 percent to brace for coronavirus-related revenue shortfalls, the Cantrell Administration has proposed massive cuts to the New Orleans Public Library. The Administration would not only let an existing library millage expire but also reduce an additional millage approved in 2015. The additional reduction would potentially depress […]
People without a stable home come in all stripes. They may suffer from an acute mental illness, live with a debilitating disability, have a past of domestic violence victimization, or experience other barriers to stability. Though there are many effective types of shelters available, people with serious difficulties need a bit more help. To help […]
According to the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey responses collected July 9 through July 14, 26.5 percent of U.S. adults either missed last month’s rent or have slight or no confidence that they can make their next rent payment on time.
Whether you’re a homeowner or renting, there’s plenty you can do to save money and button up your monthly expenses in ways you’ve never considered before. Utilize the abundance of free time many of us currently have to do both large and small projects that can even help in the years to come. Inefficient Appliances […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the largest economies in the world since China reported the first confirmed case in December 2019. The disease started spreading rapidly in Europe and the United States in February. The growth domestic product of China grew by 3 percent in the second quarter of the year while that of […]
In May of 2020, the Cantrell Administration warned of a major economic shortfall in city government. The City of New Orleans maintained a hiring freeze, reduced trash pickup, and warned that some employees might be forced to retire early. Despite this, the City of New Orleans created a new office – expanding the original deputy […]
In surprising New Orleans news today, Courtyard Brewery bluntly expressed just how fed up they are with people being irresponsible. After having planned to reopen their business next week, they received today’s announcement from Governor John Bel Edwards that bars are going to be shuttered once again, except for carry out service, with a large […]
Survey results show that 33.7 percent of adult respondents ages 25 to 39 reported having “no confidence” or only “slight confidence” that they could pay next month’s rent or mortgage on time. Half of the adults in households with incomes of less than $25,000/yr also reported having little-to-no confidence in their ability to pay rent on time, regardless of if they had children.
The New Orleans Housing Justice Coalition hosts Protect Renters!: An Anti-Eviction Speakout & Die-in on Wednesday, June 3, 2020June 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. New Orleans- The New Orleans Housing Justice Coalition, part of the New Orleans Renters’ Rights Assembly, will stage a demonstration on Wednesday, June 3, at 2 p.m., titled “Protect Renters!: An Anti-Eviction Speakout & Die-in.” The crowd will meet in front of City Hall and stage a die-in outside of First City […]
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