Oil and seafood are the two core industries that keep Houma humming. So even though the city of 120,000 people hasn’t been physically touched by the oil spill, there are grave concerns about the potential loss of jobs and population.
There are roughly 11,000 REALTORS® living and working in communities physically touched by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For them, the tense weeks following the Deepwater Horizon explosion were a time of watching and wondering: Will the oil reach our community? How long will it take to get the gusher under control? How long will it take us to recover? And what will happen to our livelihood in the meantime?