During the fact-finding mission to New Orleans, the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions (AGFE) team was both impressed and inspired by the resilience of the entire New Orleans community. Community members from diverse neighborhoods and socio-economic backgrounds are determined to rebuild their city. We met community members from all walks of life that were proud to call New Orleans home and could think of no better place to live. It was this strong commitment to their city – expressed by community members, advocates and local officials alike – that left an indelible impression on the AGFE mission members.
The report is an overview of the mission, its main findings, lessons learned and recommendations to UN-HABITAT and the U.S. government.