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Last state recovery program to begin

Nov 12, 2011

GULFPORT -- The last Katrina recovery program for homeowners, the Neighborhood Home Program, is behind schedule but repairs should begin next month on the first of thousands of homes.

Irene Walker, 83, has...

Veteran civil rights attorneys honored

Oct 13, 2011

Two veteran attorneys who have championed justice and civil rights for citizens will be honored today at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Constance Slaughter-Harvey and Rob McDuff will be celebrated for their...

Post Katrina Housing Battles Continue

Aug 29, 2011

NPR recently visited Mississippi Center for Justice to follow-up on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts....

Brookings Institution Press forum to feature Katrina recovery work

Aug 17, 2011

The 2005 storms that devastated the Gulf region will long be studied by policy analysts, historians, and social commentators for their size and impact. Since 2005, the world has witnessed new devastation with...

Expo offers info on what to do before, after disasters strike

Jul 27, 2011

Betty Lee knows what she'd do if a tornado threatened her Jackson home.

"I'd go get in the bathtub," said Lee, 67.

She found out Tuesday that there's so much more to disaster preparedness: Gathering...

Coalition worries Port will lower quality of life

Jun 13, 2011

GULFPORT -- The Steps Coalition voiced concerns Monday that poor, mostly minority neighborhoods would unfairly suffer as a result of the Port of Gulfport’s expansion plans.

The group gathered in front of the...

Rent vs. wages: What's available unaffordable

Jun 02, 2011

As a cashier making above minimum wage, Christale Thomas could easily do the math: Her paycheck minus expenses equaled a renter's nightmare.

"I couldn't even afford a one-bedroom apartment that cost more than...

Man With $20 Billion to Disburse Finds No Shortage of Claims or Critics

Apr 19, 2011

From the numbers alone, you might think Kenneth R. Feinberg would be a popular guy.

Since taking over the $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf Coast oil spill in July, he has handed out $3.8...

Many Hit by Spill Now Feel Caught in Claim Process

Apr 19, 2011

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — By October, Tim Nguyen found that his work in a Mississippi shipyard was no longer paying the bills. His hours had been cut back, part of the general ebb of work along the Gulf Coast after the...

5 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know to Avoid Foreclosure

Apr 14, 2011

If you’re having problems paying your mortgage, you aren’t alone. Across the country, homeowners are struggling to keep their heads above water in a recovering economy. Whether it’s because of a job loss, mounting...