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This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The cash payment programs for renewable energy and low-income housing investments that the Department of Treasury (Treasury) enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Recovery Act
Hurricane Katrina resulted in a tragic humanitarian disaster due to a decades-long combination of government action and inaction. In this sense, it was a preventable disaster.
This case focuses on the long and short-term factors that contributed to making Hurricane Katrina a humanitarian emergency in the City of New Orleans.