Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Katrina people told to vacate hotel rooms in 15 days or will have aid cut

Even God hasn't been able to get His house together in the three months since Katrina hit.

Families in 12,338 hotel rooms in Louisiana and Mississippi -- nearly one-fourth of the 53,894 total subsidized by FEMA -- may get a reprieve. Because of those states' devastated housing stocks, officials may seek extensions of hotel aid two weeks at a time until Jan. 7, at the discretion of the top FEMA official in each state, officials said.

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The deadline will fall hardest in Texas, where 19,734 hotel rooms are occupied by Katrina evacuees, and Georgia, where they are housed in about 8,900 rooms.


Hmmm weren't most of the poorest shipped to Texas from the Superdome?

So lets get this straight, not only your house, but your community has been destroyed. You're hundreds of miles away from relatives and people you've known for very long.

You're stuffed in a strange city with strangers that are in a similar situation so the housing and jobs situation there is suffering. You probably lost your car too, but time is running out.

You had 3 months to get your life back together! FEMA hasn't produced nearly enough places for people, but you get kicked out into the world.

There you have it folks:

The Bush administration, playing to their base again.

FEMA Tells 150,000 in Hotels to Exit In 15 Days

BTW

Coming three months after Katrina's Aug. 29 landfall, the phaseout of the hotel program marks the latest effort by FEMA to manage the largest national housing crisis since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
This is not 'managing'. It is 'dismanaging' or 'unmanaging' if we can make up new words. It is as much 'managing' as Michael Brown was a 'hero'. No one from the Bush administration had better go amongst these people now and try to get a hug.

In my state the minimum notice to vacate is 30 days. I guess this is what we are going to get from "Duct Tape Man" who Bush put in charge of FEMA after Brown was forced out.

Boys and girls, can you say the word "Elitists"?

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