Governor Barbour Announces Extension of Temporary FEMA
From: Office of the Governor
Filed 1/19/07 Photos - GCN
Governor Haley Barbour announced today he has received notification that
FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security will extend the Katrina
temporary housing program by six months through the end of August 2007.
"I am grateful the Bush Administration has granted this necessary
extension of the temporary housing program. Even though the number of
this program is reduced each month as housing is rebuilt, it is clear
thousands of our citizens will be without permanent housing six months
from now. I am confident the Bush Administration will continue to work
with state and local officials to address the need for temporary housing
which will exist after this six-month extension," Barbour stated.
Governor Barbour requested a year-long extension of the temporary housing
program in December. The official announcement by the Department of
Homeland Security is expected early next week.