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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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Because Mark and Romy Samuels had jobs and insurance on their Gentilly home that was totaled by Hurricane Katrina’s flooding, they got nothing from the Road Home.
They made too much money to get a low-income grant. Insurance covered the equity they had in the house, but not the larger costs estimated by the Road Home itself of rebuilding it. After fighting the program’s appraisals and watching as friends in areas that didn’t even flood got big grants, the parents of three small children had no choice but to sell their house.
Listen to LDF's Jin Hee Lee on WBAI's "Wake Up Call" discussing September 28th's City Council Hearing on unlawful tresspass enforcement policies in New York City Housing Authority developments.
Listen here. (Segment begins at 26:45).
A City Council hearing on the New York Police Department’s use of its controversial “stop, question and frisk” policy in public housing became a one-sided affair on Tuesday, after police and housing officials declined to testify.