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Capacity and Change in Climate Migrant-Receiving Communities Along the U.S. Gulf: A Three-Case Comparison


The project explores three Gulf sites where climate migrants have relocated, are relocating, or will relocate: New Orleanians displaced by Hurricane Katrina in Houston; Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria in Orlando; and Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles residents and their pending resettlement north. Communities’ capacity to serve migrants will be measured before, during, and after migration in five outcome areas: 1) housing markets; 2) financial services including literacy and debt counseling; 3) employment and economic development opportunities; 4) healthcare provider’s capacity; and 5) social, cultural, and recreational facilities.