The problem of homelessness in New Orleans far outpaces that of any other U.S. city—Hurricane Katrina saw to that. And it is clear that any solutions imposed by policy leaders will have to account for much-needed addiction services that have been scarce since the storm. USA Today reported a local advocacy group's estimate that 4% of New Orleans' population is homeless, with many facing unmet needs related to substance use and mental illness. Many of the outreach centers that once addressed these issues in the homeless population remain shuttered. With talk that the city's public housing developments soon might be razed, this crisis in public health and welfare shows little sign of improving.