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Alexander
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posted 28 November 2005 06:40 AM      Profile for Alexander     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Sabrina Robinson lived her whole life in New Orleans. When Katrina and the floodwaters hit her house, she and her three children swam to a dry bridge where they lived for 2 days. "We watched people die," said Ms. Robinson. Now her family and 52 other families from New Orleans face eviction from the Houston apartment complex where they lived for the last month. Tens of thousands of other Katrina evacuees also face holiday evictions.

After a bus took the Robinson family to Houston, they slept on the floor for a month. On October 2, the family received federal housing vouchers from the Disaster Relief Center in Houston. Quail Chase apartments in Houston agreed to accept the vouchers. Ms. Robinson and 52 other families from New Orleans moved in to Quail Chase. After the families lived there for several weeks, Quail Chase changed their mind and refused to accept vouchers. Quail Chase has now given eviction notices to all 53 families. Now they face the streets again. "There is nothing else available," Ms. Robinson said. "All the decent housing is taken."


http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1123-21.htm

Those poor people... what a shame ...

[ 28 November 2005: Message edited by: Alexander ]


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BillyBrindle
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posted 28 November 2005 02:23 PM      Profile for BillyBrindle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder why "Quail Chase" changed their minds about the vouchers? I'm left with the impression we're not getting the whole story here...
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