Katrina Victims Feel Trapped by Trailers With No Replacement Housing, Those Displaced by Katrina Feel Trapped in FEMA Trailers

By MARY FOSTER 08.04.07The Associated PressBAKER, La.  It was bad enough when Hurricane Katrina chased Carrie Lewis out of her assisted-living home in New Orleans.

Now she fears the rest of her life may be spent in the isolation of a federally sponsored trailer park.  Because hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed so much affordable housing, Lewis and thousands of others displaced mainly the poor, elderly and infirm have nowhere else to go.

Louisiana Catholic Charities workers share heartfelt reunion with Albany volunteers who helped after Katrina

Times-Union, November 2, 2006   
By PAUL GRONDAHL, Staff writer
ALBANY, NY -- They came to thank local volunteers for helping victims displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
But what the Southerners kept marveling at was the Northeasterners' graciousness and hospitality.
"The people from Albany are incredible. They've got a lot of that hospitality we're known for," said Deborah Roe, executive director of Catholic Charities in Baton Rouge, La.
Roe and two of her staff members were in Albany this week for a reunion with volunteers and to thank them for their long-term assistance.

Program identifies unknown benefits

The Advocate

By EMILY KERN,  Advocate staff writer
Published: Dec 26, 2006

Baton Rouge--Senior citizens in the Baton Rouge and other areas can participate in a pilot program to help them find financial benefits they may be missing. 
A new online service that targets seniors affected by the 2005 hurricanes is aimed at helping them identify financial benefits for which they may not know they qualify.

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