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Housing all locked up on isle (Galveston Island)
markmayhew | November 8, 2008 at 07:47 amby
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Available housing is limited. Some people are finding that the places they want to rent have yet to be repaired after Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston on Sept. 13, flooding 75 percent of the island and rendering four of the island’s public housing complexes unlivable.
Rent has skyrocketed, and it’s not clear how many landlords are accepting federal Disaster Housing Assistance Program vouchers that pay the rent for displaced hurricane victims deemed eligible for assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
This story supports my audio report on the housing crisis in Galveston.
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