Port Coalition Campaign


Despite the documented unmet housing needs, seven years after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi redirected $600 million of housing funds to support a massive

project known as the “Port of the Future. The State of Mississippi proposed to transform Gulfport, a niche banana port, into a super-sized facility that would “rival the Port of Los Angeles”. READ MORE

Toxic Trespass Program


The goal of the Toxic Trespass Program is to build the capacity of environmental justice leadership in frontline communities impacted by oil-chemical pollution.  Residents of Cherokee subdivision in Pascagoula participate in the program. READ MORE

Improving Resiliency through Non-structural Mitigation

 Steps Coalition is convening a series of planning meetings in 2017 to develop a plan to ensure our communities have the resources they need to mitigate, adapt, and recover from future disasters through stakeholder education and advocacy for non-structural mitigation programs and policies.


Solar Together Campaign



Mississippi First Accountability Campaign

MS_First.pngIn the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,many local people were left out of the employment opportunities to cleanup and rebuild their communities. FEMA and Army Corp of Engineers entered into no-bid contracts with several large out of state firms who then sub-contracted the work to other out of state firms who then sub-contracted the work out even further. By the time the money and jobs trickled down, there was little money and opportunity left for local people. After the BP Oil Spill disaster, many non-profit and community organizations organized to pass local hiring legislation to ensure that locals would be in a better position to benefit from the economic opportunities of recovery for this disaster and all future disasters.  The MS First law passed in 2012 and in 2015 Steps launched an accountability campaign to see how well the law was working for locals.  READ MORE

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