Monday, August 28, 2006

One year later...

Renee Daw, 43, looks at debris left near her home in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. She and her 8-year-old son, who have lived in a FEMA trailer in front of their damaged house since April, are the only residents on their block.

One year after Katrina, only $117 million of at least $25 billion in federal aid has reached the city, while federal investigators determined that roughly $2 billion in taxpayer money was wasted in no-bid contracts and disaster aid to people who did not need the help.

(Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)