Something for Katrina survivors to look forward to
The WashPost has an article today about a FEMA trailer park that houses people made homeless by Hurricane Charley last year. The Katrina-dispossessed should take heed:
"You almost hate to say this because of the difficulties so many people have had, but Charley tore down some buildings that needed to come down and cleared areas for much higher kinds of uses," said City Manager Howard Kunik.Don't expect to be allowed to go home again.
"That land was just too valuable to have poor people on it," said community leader Isaac Thomas. He said that the local government is trying to help him and other black leaders save some of the modest but historic homes in the African-American East End, but that "it's a really uphill fight."