The Long Road from C.J. Peete to Harmony Oaks

By Katy Reckdahl

Those charged with redeveloping one of New Orleans’s Big Four public housing developments faced an extreme version of nearly every challenge that public housing redevelopment struggles with. And while it wasn’t perfect, they learned some lessons from their trial by fire that would hold true in other cities as well.

This report was produced by the National Housing Institute with the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Additional support provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Also check out Leila Fiester’s complementary report Investing in New Orleans: Lessons for Philanthropy in Public Housing Redevelopment, published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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