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Housing advocates: New Orleans agencies failing in push for affordable homes | Coronavirus

Amid a pandemic that has deepened economic hardships for thousands of New Orleanians, city leaders have come up short in their goals to build affordable housing, according to a new report from affordable-housing advocates.

Advocacy group HousingNOLA gave the city’s progress toward creating 7,500 affordable housing opportunities in 2020 a failing grade in a report out this week, saying the various agencies working on that problem have so far created only about 1,500 affordable homes. 



On affordable housing New Orleans continues to lag behind goals

New Orleans remains well short of hitting its affordable housing creation goals, six months after ending the worst year for affordable housing…

It’s the worst grade the group has assigned to public agencies charged with creating affordable housing since it began tracking government progress to relieve housing insecurity in New Orleans five years ago. Last year, the group awarded the agencies a D grade. 

“This is not simply a COVID grade,” HousingNOLA Executive

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Synack: Federal agencies and banks have made the most cybersecurity improvements

The overall Attacker Resistance Score for the IT sector dropped this year due in part to digital transformation work, according to the 2020 Trust Report.

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The Synack 2020 Trust Report is based on the company’s Attacker Resistance Score, which measures a company’s overall vulnerability to a cyberattack. 

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Banks and federal government agencies are holding up the best against cyberattacks while retail and manufacturing are faltering, according to a new report from Synack.

The 2020 Trust Report from the penetration testing company found that government and financial services scored 15% and 11% higher than all other industries in 2020.

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Government agencies earned the top spot due in part to reducing the time it takes to remediate  vulnerabilities by 73%. The overall score for government agencies is 61 in the third annual report, up from 47 in 2019. The overall

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