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Saturday, February 7, 2009
After reading this story I agree with Kanye West : Bush don't like black people. As a longstanding disaster rent subsidy ends this month, thousands of families might be unable to pay their March rent. Among them is a nursing assistant from Algiers who just got laid off. The federal Disaster Housing Assistance Program, known as DHAP, will no longer pay rent for nearly 15,000 New Orleans-area households and thousands of other families displaced by Katrina, including more than 5,000 in the Houston area. On the Bush administration’s last day, federal housing officials refused to continue the program. The Louisiana Recovery Authority and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., are pushing for a one-year extension, arguing that New Orleans still faces an acute affordable-housing shortage and that thousands of Louisiana homeowners still await Road Home money.