Welcome back to the Antenna::Signals podcast. This is episode three of our series SINK::Subsidence and Evictions in New Orleans.
In the first episode, we concentrated on eviction policies, how these policies are generated and who they benefit. In the second, we considered the science of regional groundwater subsidence alongside these systems.
Now we’re going to hear from two people most affected by evictions; tenants.
First up is Heidi Breaux. Three times during this pandemic, Heidi has come home to an eviction notice on her door.
Then we’ll talk with Justin Scalise, an actor and vocal coach whose family was evicted from their Metairie home thirty years ago, when Justin was 10 years old.
Y’all, this whole series we’re talking about people who don’t or can’t pay their rent being removed from their homes. But for me, over and over the same question keeps surfacing. So as you listen to the rest of the series I want you to ask yourself: what does it mean to live in a community?
If you are having trouble paying your rent and possibly facing eviction, there are people who can help you. In New Orleans, contact Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative
They even have this really great informative webcomic: Help, I’m Being Evicted! A Step by Step Guide for Renters in New Orleans
Music in this episode is by Aaron Ximm. Breathing sound effects performed by Justin Scalise. Additional sound effects provided by Hampusnoren at freesound.org. Shea Shackleford served as editor. This piece was produced by Marie Lovejoy.
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