Housing Recovery on the Gulf Coast Phase 1: Results of Windshield Observations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This report presents the findings of a windshield survey of a sample of 3,511 residential properties located on blocks severely affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Overall, there were 312,463 such properties. As of when these data were gathered early in 2010, the report estimates that 74.6 percent of these properties were in good condition, 14.6 percent of the properties still had substantial repair needs, and 10.9 percent of the properties no longer contained a permanent residential structure. The report also explores factors related to rebuilding. [...] This report is the first of two reports that will be prepared for the study. It focuses on findings about housing conditions on the ground in early 2010, using data from the windshield observations and the viii Executive Summary administrative data from the CDBG [ Community Development Block Grant] programs. A second report, presenting the results of the owner survey and summarizing the overall findings from the study, will be prepared in early 2011."

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