Archive for Saturday, January 20, 2007

FEMA extends housing aid to hurricane victims

January 20, 2007

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— The Federal Emergency Management Agency intends to extend by at least six months the transitional housing assistance program for Gulf Coast residents displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The program was scheduled to expire next month, potentially displacing more than 100,000 households from FEMA-funded trailers, mobile homes and rental units, according to the agency.

Housing advocates, including the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, had been pushing for the extension.

The extension eases pressures on some past recipients of the aid who were deemed ineligible and were appealing that decision.

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