Monday, December 12, 2005

May More Follow His Lead

Heaven forbid that they can return to their homes and lives, like the rich people did. - Judge orders extension of Katrina hotel program - Dec 12, 2005: "U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval's temporary restraining order is part of a class-action lawsuit filed in November by advocates for hurricane victims.

Attorneys pressing the lawsuit said FEMA should not be allowed to end the hotel program because it has failed to provide other housing aid, such as rental assistance checks, to many victims who qualify for it.

Also, information on how to apply for the aid has been slow to reach those who need it most, the attorneys said.

FEMA continues to pay for an estimated 41,000 hotel rooms in 47 states and the District of Columbia at an estimated cost so far of about $350 million.

Howard Godnick, one of the lawyers who filed the lawsuit, said the ruling will ease the burden on Katrina victims stuck in hotels and unable to find other housing."
Equality is getting harder to find these days, as is compassion.

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