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Public Housing Program (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-02-16

Duration: 00:07:21

Subjects: Poverty | Public housing


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Farris, Nevaro Interviewee
  • Marrero, Yvonne Interviewee
  • Hudman, Sam Interviewee
  • Harrison, Gloria Interviewee
  • Gardsbane, Barbara Interviewee
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter


This segment from the February 16, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on a new public housing program allowing the residents to manage the property. He visits the B.W. Cooper Housing Project in New Orleans, the largest housing project to participate in the program in the nation. He interviews: Nevarro Farris, Cooper resident; Yvonne Marrero, the chairperson of resident management; Sam Hudman, housing authority liaison; Gloria Harrison, a block captain at Cooper; and Barbara Gardsbane, the initiatives coordinator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Host: Robert Collins