Getting Back to Abnormal

PBS Premiere: July 14, 2014Check the broadcast schedule »

In Context

Stephanie Mingo is a housing activist in New Orleans and after Hurricane Katrina was one of the many residents displaced from the old St. Bernard public housing development, the second largest housing project in the city. She was the third generation of her family to live in St. Bernard. The housing project was subsequently demolished after a unanimous vote of the city council. Mingo was offered an apartment in the new mixed income Columbia Parc development, which is being built on the same site, but she refused it. Along with other former tenants, she objects to the small number of residences set aside for low-income former residents of St. Bernard and the new strict rules for residents. Mingo is a mother of four and a longtime employee of the Orleans parish school board.