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Natural Disasters, the Poor, and the Louisiana Road Home Program

Jesse Gregory, assistant professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Louisiana Road Home Program and its effect on helping low-income homeowners rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. He also talks about the challenges of creating policy that balances the need to help disaster victims recover while not encouraging further building in disaster-locations. To learn more about Gregory’s work on this topic, please see his working paper The Impact of Post-Katrina Rebuilding Grants on the Resettlement Choices of New Orleans Homeowners.


Economic Support, Housing, Housing Market, Means-Tested Programs