The White viewpoint of how HUD deliberately destroyed existing neighborhoods with their "projects" placed there. See page 14 about the Peabody.
Is it simply a black vs white matter? Or problems caused mostly by government interference in neighborhood demographics? Was the results happenstance, or deliberately directed? Whites believe it was deliberately directed in support of forced integration. Blacks believe it was deliberately directed AFTER the projects were in place to destroy them as a race, to enslave them to a drug economy with the end result being addiction, dirty money, prison.
Is this still going on today? Well, would you believe in 2006 in New Orleans, it is?
Last week HUD unveiled its largest plans to date to restructure the city of New Orleans by eliminating four of the city?s ten housing projects, St. Bernard, BW Cooper, CJ Pete and Laffite. For the tens of thousands of you folks who used to live there and are trying to come back to New Orleans, sorry, but the feds have decided in their wisdom that the places that you lived for decades need to be redesigned so as to serve you (and, more importantly, some prominent developers and property owners) better. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience, such as being homeless for the next five or six years while we rebuild.
Perhaps the best available study of what is really going on with these redevelopments is New Orleanian Brod Bagert jr.?s 2002 master?s thesis on the St. Thomas redevelopment. That?s right. We don?t warehouse the poor any more- not when we find that those warehouses are sitting on prime real estate. And these ?icons of failed federal policy? in Keller?s words, will be going to the wrecking ball to make way for the a newer, whiter, more affluent New Orleans- oh, and one with more big-box superstores.
What?! You mean HUD has "gone white"?
So, where is the truth now about HUD? Is it the past? Or some new direction for the future? Should it even exist anymore?