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Carly Berlin

Evictions, homelessness surge in southwest Louisiana after hurricanes

By: - February 18, 2021

A pre-existing housing crisis in Lake Charles, along with slow federal aid, have left some renters unhoused for nearly six months. This story from Southerlymag.org is third in a three-part series supported by the Pulitzer Center about how southwest Louisiana is recovering from Hurricanes Laura and Delta amid the pandemic. Read the first and second. […]

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‘They’re so weary’: Louisiana teachers recover from back-to-back hurricanes during the pandemic

By: - December 29, 2020

This story was originally published in Southerly magazine with The Hechinger Report. It is second in a three-part series supported by the Pulitzer Center about how southwest Louisiana is recovering from Hurricanes Laura and Delta amid the pandemic. Read the first story here.   Every weekday morning, Dr. Lisa Morgan wakes up at 3:45 a.m. at […]