FEMA to Restart Katrina Housing Program

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FEMA is going to restart a housing program for Hurricane Katrina victims in Texas this week. The agency will also start working on letters to explain to families why their housing assistance was cut off this past summer.

The move comes under the order of a U.S. district court judge who ruled that FEMA violated the constitution when it ended its housing program. The judge also said FEMA didn't adequately explain why it shut down the program.

But restarting the program could turn into an awkward situation for the agency. FEMA has challenged the ruling, and a decision on the appeal won't come until at least the middle of the week.

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