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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas FEMA extends evacuees deadline for hotel rentals November 2005 HERALDZEFTUNO Page 7A The Department of Home land Securitys Federal Emer gency Management Agency has announced a twoweek extension of the deadline for termination of FEMAs hotel program for evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Upon application by the FEMA will further extend the termination dead line for the 10 states with the highest concentration of evacuees through To accommodate efforts to move all evacuees out of hotels and into apartments and longerterm FEMA has extended the pre viously announced end of the federally reimbursed hotel which had been With 29 states lodging less than 100 families the task of locating housing before the holidays is an attainable For the state of New York is hosting 273 which means they need to place roughly 12 families a day in order to have everyone in homes by The 10 states with the highest concentration of evacuees in hotel rooms will have until 7 to help evac uees find longerterm hous ing on the condition that they provide FEMA with a plan to reach the 7 dead The 10 states are Alaba Ten nessee and More than 92 percent of the approximately families still living in hotel rooms are located in these 10 Our top priority remains addressing the longterm needs of millions of hurri cane Today we offered an extension to the end of the hotel program because we are committed Our top priority remains addressing the longterm needs of millions of hurricane David Paulison Acting FEMA director to working with governors and mayors to move evac uees out of hotels and into longterm said act ing FEMA Director David We recognize that finding housing is a chal but this is a doable task and we are confident that as we work together we will improve the quality of life for thousands of evac FEMA will require the 10 states receiving further extensions up to 7 to outline plans and timelines for completing the place ment of evacuee households into qualified temporary FEMA also will require those states to submit peri odic status reports outlining their progress in meeting in conjunction with extensions of the hotel program beyond FEMA will continue to pro vide rental assistance to hur ricane victims across the country for up to 18 That means that by tens of thousands of Katrina victims will have had a private and comfort able be it a hotel or motel for four and a half months after the storm at no cost to them and with out reducing their eligibility for other FEMA EMA has provided million to hurricane evac uees in the last seven days and has provided more than billion to million families affected by the Gulf Coast to Custom Designs Blinds II I II E S T Q II A L I T Y LOWEST P R I E S CUSTOM SHADES SHUTTERS 80 OFF 2 Wood Blinds 75 OFF Cellular Shades Vertical Blinds I 35 OFF Custom Shutters 25 35 OFF All Drapery Fabrics FREE ESTIMATES 830 Icaninu Canyon TX 78133 iarv Nita Martin 35 Years in Business HIT Health leaning ror rour Health Oriental Rugs Are Our Tile and Wood Floor Dryer Vent and Air Duct Carpet Furniture Also Rug Repairs Fringe Health Special Air Ducts Cleaned Dryer Vent Cleaned FREE 24 Fire and Water Restoration FREE ESTIMATES Aladdin 6067384 210 Trade Center Cleanini Federal government offers help to hurricane evacuees Evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita living in Texas now have another way to help themselves move toward recovery through the Loca tion and Placement The program is available from the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management the state of Texas and city housing The HELP Program was designed to smooth out the process for relocating evac uees from hotels and shelters into more adequate housing through an efficient and coor dinated delivery With assistance from state and local evacuees will receive help in finding education and addressing special needs and other resources needed to fos ter their Evacuees have until 15 to complete their FEMA may further extend the deadline through upon receiving an application from the governor and the state submitting a plan and timeline for completing the placement of evacuee house holds into qualified tempo rary We are working aggressive ly to get people relocated from hotels to more adequate long term FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Sandy Coachman We are call ing on everyone in the state of Texas in our coordinated effort to find more permanent housing for the Katrina evac uees and to ensure they con tinue to be supported in every way in this move to independ Strike Team members are visiting evacuees in hotels in Fort San Austin and The teams include FEMA Community Relations outreach staff and voluntary agency representatives who will sit down with evacuees to help fill out longterm housing surveys and return the forms for further Evacuees who have regis tered with FEMA may be eligi ble for FEMAs rental assis tance which covers certain households displaced by Rita or Katrina who were formerly homeowners or renters in the impacted Team members will assist evacuees in updating their FEMA registration informa tion and register those who have not yet The survey information will be used to find resources to meet special needs of evac People who want to return to Alabama or Mississippi should be able to do so through this program and those who want to stay in Texas will receive assistance getting A total of hotel rooms are currently occupied by more than hurri cane Katrina and Rita evac MANDY Kathleen Steindorf wraps presents for foster children in CPS custody Tuesday PRESENTS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Volunteers make Christmas special during December by each childs CPS case While most of the children asked for items for them the volunteers were touched but not surprised by one young girls She asked for a game for her said event coor dinator Chloe That really captures the spirit of who divided up the wish lists among the shop said the volunteers received almost as much from the experience as the One of our donors shopped all of the sales to get the items one child It wasnt because she had to stay under her but she did Hrechko She really wanted to make sure that little boy got every thing he Thanks to donations received throughout the the CCCWB was able to spend roughly on the Christ mas Were so thankful we can do this for the kids with the communitys Hrechko r Officer suspect surrenders FORT WORTH AP A standoff with a man suspect ed of critically wounding a Fort Worth police officer end ed Tuesday with the gun mans The whose name wasnt immediately was shot in the head while trying to serve a warrant at a mobile home about 2 in a growing suburban area of northwest Fort He was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital for surgery and was listed as said Dean a police After the the sus pected gunman fled the home where the warrant was being served and went to another nearby Sulli van Sullivan said one person in that home escaped and called A 25yearold woman who remained was later released by the suspect as police negotiated with him by Sullivan Shes shaken shes been in there held against her will for a period of Sullivan adding that the woman appeared About 5 a man was seen being escorted to a police car in and police confirmed the stand off was The suspect was not immediately but Sullivan described him as being about 40 years Sul livan said the man had suf fered a gunshot wound to the upper torso in an initial exchange of gunfire with police at the mobile Sullivan said the shooting happened as officers were looking into leads related to a chase Sunday involving San som Park WOOD FLOORS Now ft CARPET NOW CERAMIC TILE WAS NOW LAMINATE FLOORS WAI THE FLOOR DIPOT CARPKT CLOSKOUTS J 5 1 25 IH35 N 62 I 0 IH1 0 VV Massage in a bottle 773 Loop 337 Summenvood 8302370190 or 83O6262000 1HR Massage Gift Certificate 1 410 S 9468100 7344300 1 YEAR NO PAYMENT NO INTEREST SEE STORE FOR DETAILS Open Daily 98 1Z5 FAMILY DENTAL Let my 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