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Congressman praises FEMA for extending deadline

November 23, 2005

Albany- Seventeen families are still living in Albany hotels after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

FEMA originally planned to stop paying the hotel bills on November 30th. Now, FEMA extended that deadline until January 7th for evacuees in Georgia.

"There's been a lot of confusion. A lot of people have been displaced and of course the extension I think is well suited to the circumstances, and we're pleased that people will have some additional time to make arrangements to get out of the shelters and out of the hotels and go to more permanent locations," Congressman Sanford Bishop says.

So far, the Albany Housing Authority has helped 29 families find homes. Ten families found housing on their own.

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