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Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center

Using neighborhood-level data to track New Orleans' recovery

Nearly nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Index is quantifying the city's uneven progress.

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Partner Spotlight: The Data Center and the New Orleans Index


Mapping America's Futures

The Metro Center's work concentrates on the communities—housing developments, neighborhoods, cities, and suburbs—that make up America's urban regions. Our research investigates factors that shape the quality of life in these communities, the opportunities they offer residents, and the effectiveness of federal, state, and local public policies that govern urban housing and neighborhoods.


Main feature photo by Flickr user Ted Eytan