More than two years after it made landfall, Hurricane Katrina continues to torment the people of New Orleans, assisted by the federal government. With housing projects being condemned, FEMA-run trailer parks shutting down and few affordable housing options, the cityâ€™s homeless population has gone from 6,300 before the storm to a growing 12,000. â€œTo withdraw housing assistance to the neediest people is a shirking of federal responsibility for the design failure of the federal levees in New Orleans, which was the cause of most of the destruction of affordable housing here,â€ said Martha J. Kegel, executive director of Unity of Greater New Orleans, in a New York Times article.
Posted by Kristin Mehler
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