New Orleans public housing
reclaimed by residents
Organizers said the group intends to occupy units and remain at the "survivors village" until residents have reached a satisfactory agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
"The residents are the voices demanding justice, and we are inside because of their organizing, and in solidarity with their struggle for their homes," said a letter issued by activists.
Read the News Orleans Times-Picayune article here. And learn more about the people involved, the issues, the lawsuit and more at the Survivors' Village website.
Also posting on this: Squatter City. If you haven't checked out this blog, you've missed an enlightening perspective on homeless issues. You'll learn about the vibrant and energetic -- but horribly misunderstood -- squatter communitites in other countries around the world.