Chris Dodd on New Orleans

"Senate Banking Committee Chairman and presidential candidate Chris Dodd (D-CT) recently visited Dartmouth College. On the whole, I was very impressed, but this blog is not about Habeus Corpus or national health care - it is about ongoing Katrina recovery efforts, and unfortunately, the Senator's answers to questions about New Orleans were appalling."

For the rest, visit my blog at http://waywardepiscopalian.blogspot.com/ 2007/02/presidential-candidate-sen-chris -dodd.html.

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Road Home

The "Road Home Program" is the official government assistance program to Louisiana homeowners who lost their property in Hurricane Katrina. It is federal money, state-administered, and it is the biggest disaster in the history of recent domestic policy.

120,000 homeowners are eligible for up to $150,000 in grants. However, any money they recieved from FEMA or their insurance is taken off of their grant, and they further penalized if they didn't have insurance. In the end, the average grant is $30-40k. Even worse is the number of people who have actually recieved their checks: 101,657 homeowners have applied, but only 258 homeowners have gotten their money. (As of mid-Dec, 90k had applied and 97 had been paid; in mid-Nov, 70k had applied and 27 have been paid.)

The U.S. Senate is finally beginning to investigate this travesty. See my blog at http://waywardepiscopalian.blogspot.com/ for more information.

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Did We Forget??

Did we forget about the people who suffered through hurricane Katrina?

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About Me

The Wayward Episcopalian: Nathan in New Orleans
http://waywardepiscopalian.blogspot.com/

I'm new to MyDD, so this is a quick entry "diary." I don't imagine I'll update my diary again, as I have my own blog. I am a native Texan, have lived in Coeur d'Alene, ID, near Spokane, WA area for several years, and attend college in Hanover, New Hampshire. I spent the fall volunteering in New Orleans. I began my blog The Wayward Episcopalian: Nathan in New Orleans at the start of the volunteer experience. It continues with its focus on Katrina relief, because I still have plenty of experiences and reflections from my three months to share, and because the issue and neglect of Katrina relief sadly goes on. Maybe on day I'll transition to a more generic blog, looking at life, politics, and the Episcopal Church, but not yet.

http://waywardepiscopalian.blogspot.com/
The Wayward Episcopalian: Nathan in New Orleans

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Lieberman hits the brakes on WH Katrina investigation

according to newsweek [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16585614/sit e/newsweek/]IsikoHoff and Hosenball.  Recall anybody?  I haven't found any reaction of CT blue sites.  Does CT even have a provision for recall?  Even
so is there any campaign lit saying he committed himself to a searching investigation of the White House and Katrina?  Did any CT newspapers have anything to say about this?

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