BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Attorney Reilly Morse spoke to a full house at Friday's Katrina +10 series at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi. He helped found the Mississippi Center for Justice after the storm, and made a name for himself helping low income people and other impoverished victims of the storm.
Morse told the audience, these were people in "deep, deep despair."
He talked about fighting for fair housing assistance and doing battle with contractor fraud and other cases of people who were taken advantage of by others.
The attorney also talked about the much publicized and still ongoing battle involving the Port of Gulfport; the transfer of $570 million in housing money that was instead shifted to port improvements and promised job creation.