Kate Archer Kent
Aug 17, 2012 A fisherman's son escapes Vietnam to New Orleans, only have to have to escape again.
Aug 14, 2012 The Grammy Award-winning trombonist Stafford Agee is moonlighting as an instrument repairman -- working out of his sweltering garage to make sure New Orleans-area high schoolers have working horns.
Aug 14, 2012 Many feared that millions of homes in foreclosure but not yet on the market would derail the housing recovery. But what ever happened to the "shadow inventory," as it's known?
Jul 12, 2012 There are some new figures out this morning from RealtyTrac about the number of foreclosures in the U.S. in the first half of this year, and they may shed some light on the so-far elusive housing recovery.
Jul 3, 2012 The California state legislature passed a law yesterday that sponsors are calling a "Homeowners Bill of Rights." Supporters say the changes will prevent unnecessary foreclosures.
Jun 27, 2012 A hard-hit Southern California county is giving serious consideration to a plan to seize troublesome mortgages.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 16, 2012 As foreclosure filings start to rise again, homeowners must balance the costs -- financial and emotional -- of fighting eviction.
Jun 6, 2012 Spike TV is introducing a new show this summer, "World's Worst Tenants," which will act out crazy-but-true stories of foreclosures and evictions.
May 24, 2012 Former Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose laments the fact the his old paper is cutting back to three days a week in favor of the web.