"The Administration's approach to re-housing poor families displaced by Hurricane Katrina has been to urge (and in some cases, direct) local housing authorities and assisted housing providers around the country to open vacant units. This is a good start, but it places many housing agencies (already struggling with inadequate supply) in the difficult position of choosing between needy displacees and local families in desperate need of housing, some of whom are also homeless. Funding for new housing assistance â€" both new construction to make up for housing that has been lost and rental vouchers to provide stable housing for displaced families â€" must be made available as soon as possible."
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Thanks to David Gest