Checkout Time For Katrina Victims

While some of the thousands of Katrina evacuees being evicted from their FEMA-funded hotel rooms have found other living arrangements, many others are facing homelessness.
February 9, 2006, 6am PST | Michael Dudley
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"Hauling everything he owned in a plastic garbage bag, Darryl Travis walked out of the chandeliered lobby of the Crowne Plaza, joining the exodus of Hurricane Katrina refugees evicted from their hotel rooms across the country Tuesday. The occupants of more than 4,500 government-paid hotel rooms were ordered to turn in their keys Tuesday, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency began cutting off money to pay for their stays. Far more people -- the occupants of at least 20,000 hotel rooms, many of which housed entire families -- were given extensions by FEMA until at least next week and possibly until March 1st."

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Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 in Associated Press
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