The theme for this episode is Subsidence, the sinking of the earth. I think about this sinking when I look around our city of New Orleans. I think about how the pandemic has removed the primary source of income for so many people and the sinking feeling that comes with that. And I think about the massive amounts of evictions that are coming.
So I talked to some people who have been working on housing issues since long before restaurants shuttered and parades got cancelled. I talked to some people who know how the earth can disappear beneath your feet.
This is the first episode of a series on Subsidence and Evictions in New Orleans. This series was produced by Marie Lovejoy. Shea Shackleford served as editor.
Many thanks to our guests for their contributions to this episode:
Hannah Adams, a attorney focused on landlord tenant disputes and a board member of Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative.
Davida Finger, an educator at Loyola Law School working with students representing low income clients.
Shana Griffin, co-founder of Jame Place Sustainability Initiative, artist and activist and Interim Executive Director of Antenna.
Andreaneica Morris, the Executive Director of Housing NOLA.
Y. Frank Southall, Lead Organizer and Community Engagement Coordinator of the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative and member of the New Orleans Renter’s Rights Assembly.
Music in this episode is by Circus Marcus, Selva de Mar, Aaron Ximm. and The Roots of Music.
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