Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Homeless Pride

There are an estimated 12,000 homeless people in New Orleans. Hundreds live in a park downtown across from City Hall. The city intends to evict these people and fence off the park for the Holiday tourist season.
Today we marched with the residents of Duncan Plaza to the HUD office to demand housing. There are 4,600 units of public housing currently boarded up that are to be replaced with just 744 units of affordable housing. 50,000 people are still in FEMA trailers. It's a profound moral crisis for families to be living under the I-10 bridge or under the eaves of boarded up buildings when the resources can be provided to house them!


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