New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity celebrates the resiliency and recovery in Jefferson Parish at Habitat’s first home in Lafitte, followed by a seafood boil for the community.
Lowest hourly wage needed to afford average 2-bedroom rental in New Orleans: $18.46
Percentage of Louisianans who make below $15/hour: 39%
Women of color: 64%
Men of color: 46%
Louisiana minimum wage: $7.25/hour
Fair market rent has increased 13% in the last five years
Median sales price of a home has gone up 8.7% since last year