Group Condemns FEMA Move to Evict Thousands of Katrina Survivors
8 May 09 | Raw Story
A Federal Emergency Management Agency deadline at the end of May that will leave thousands homeless in its wake was condemned by the U.S. Human Rights Network on Friday. The group called the move to reclaim temporary housing offered to victims of Hurricane Katrina a “violation of International law.”
The condemnation follows reports in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune about Katrina victims struggling to repair their homes even as the government prepares to seize the only livable space they have.
“Federal officials, who have postponed the trailer deadline numerous times, say they have finally arrived at May 30 as the firm date for emptying the 4,600 remaining FEMA trailers in Louisiana and Mississippi,” reported Richard Fausset for the The Chicago Tribune. >>>