Hurricane Housing Censorship
Housing Authority of New Orleans sends letter to attorney representing former public housing tenants, requesting that he stop talking to media about government's plan to demolish complexes deemed too damaged by Katrina to fix
Quigley told Democracy Now host Amy Goodman on her Jan. 31 program, "I have been involved in a lot of controversial exchanges and struggles with governmental agencies in the past, but this is really to have the federal government and the local government say, 'Stop talking to the press,' insist that interviews on documentaries be taken down, and the like is just it's very troubling. I have told them I'm not going to do it." Due to the ongoing litigation, HUD declined to comment. See www.democracynow.org for more on this, as well as recent conflict over efforts to stop NOLA's St. Bernard housing project from being destroyed .