Sunday, December 11, 2005

Hotel program extended for Katrina families

FEMA scheduled to announce new plan on Monday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its hotel program for evacuees. The agency bowed to pressure from state and local leaders, who say they cannot move thousands of hurricane evacuees from hotels into longer-term housing by FEMA's deadline.

Meanwhile, lawyers for Katrina victims living in hotels filed a lawsuit on Friday, seeking to extend the housing program. Last month FEMA announced that it would end the program Jan. 7 in the 10 states with the most evacuees - and by Dec. 15 elsewhere. The New York Times has the story.

Related: Washington Post


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3 comments:

Rose said...

This is so sad....another problem for these victims.

jazeGma2 said...

They have been faced with so many different issues since Hurrican Katrina. I just pray that God gives them the strength they need to hold on until a positive change comes for them.

Deb S. said...

Rose and Jazegma2, it's not over yet. Stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by.