Sunday, February 12, 2006

More Katrina evictions set for Monday

Lawyers file temporary restraining order to halt the action

Attorneys have asked for a temporary restraining order to stop the evictions of 12,000 Katrina and Rita families from hotels across the nation. Over the weekend, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the victims, left homeless by the hurricanes, must be out of their federally funded hotels by Monday.

That amounts to about 40,000 people, many of whom have not received trailers as promised and some who did not find out about the eviction until the beginning of the month. Many of them spent the weekend scurrying to find new homes.

Affected families are getting legal help from Bill Quigley, an assistant dean of the Loyola University Law School, who with civil rights attorney Tracie Washington filed the motion. More from the Washington Post.

Related: Report Spreads Blame for Katrina Failures

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