The Feds recently raided the offices of a non-profit called the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership Corporation that was supposed to be in charge of a $3.6 million program that helped the elderly and the poor gut their damaged homes and mow their lawns. But since this is Hurricane Katrina related, the organization decided not to do its job and instead steered money to politically connected contractors who did practically nothing. One of the contractors happens to be Mayor Ray Nagin’s brother-in-law. Nagin claims he wasn’t aware of that.
Poor New Orleans! Man, Hurricane Katrina really could have been a blessing in disguise in terms of having the opportunity to virtually start from scratch with numerous key services. New Orleans is such a beautiful city, it would be a shame to let it get swallowed up in foolishness. The French Quarter and the Garden District look great (I was just there last weekend), but that’s not all of New Orleans. We have to rebuild this city. It’s three years out now. Shameful.