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New Orleans Today
After five years of desperation and stalemated efforts, there are fewer FEMA trailers in storm-damaged lots then there once were, but New Orleans continues to struggle to rebuild, a situation exacerbated by the 2008 economic downturn. In 2009, frustrated by the leaden pace of rebuilding, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan told the residents of New Orleans that he was "angry" and "personally disturbed."
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