Last year, 2016, was the first year since Hurricane Katrina that more people left New Orleans than moved in domestically—that has a lot to do with the dismal job market that continues to repel young professionals.
A move to eliminate the state's re-development agencies in 2011 effectively wiped out billions in revenues that were earmarked for affordable housing. Now Jerry Brown is trying to amend that problem.
The state's homeless population is falling thanks to Housing First strategies, but low-cost apartments can only go so far.
Jobs have gone urban, leaving office space in the suburbs obsolete and a distressed work force further away from help.