Posted on July 23, 2007

The BBC has posted an excellent set of documentary photographs. They attempt to get across the frustrations of residents living in a FEMA community in Baker, Louisiana.

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Posted on July 23, 2007

Wednesday's reading at the Internationalist is picking up steam.  It looks as if Chris Estes, Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition, as well as both Lewis Dancey and Neill Goslin of the Self-Help Credit Union, will be on hand.

The Independent is excited, too.  Editors have pegged our reading as an "IndyPic!"

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Posted on July 21, 2007

Estimates say that Katrina has removed approximately 77,000 rental units from the stock of apartments in New Orleans. Many of those households that once rented are now in manufactured housing.

A story from the International Herald Tribune puts context to the numbers. The

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Posted on July 21, 2007

Following on a Washington Post report on Friday that FEMA officials attempted to cover up problems associated with formaldehyde in FEMA trailers, the Associated Press writes today that FEMA will begin testing for air quality.

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Posted on July 20, 2007

The Washington Post is reporting today that FEMA has suppressed reports of toxic levels of formaldehyde in FEMA trailers set up after Katrina. The reports come out of work done by the Sierra Club since 2006. Data suggests that levels reached 75 times beyond what the law considers the maximum safe level to be for workers.

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Posted on July 19, 2007

Credit Unions are a great place to start. Here is a short list of a few places that provide loans.

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Posted on July 19, 2007

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that they will put a halt to mass evictions of residents in the temporary trailer camps established after

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