July 29, 2008
by Andrew Wood
OMB Watch Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice asserted in federal court that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) should be immune from lawsuits filed in response to the massive formaldehyde contamination that has plagued hurricane recovery housing. FEMA provided this housing... ...[read more]
December 24, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos
A federal appeals court Friday suspended a November order by US District Judge Richard Leon requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reinstate certain housing payments to Hurricane Katrina victims. The US DC Circuit Court of Appeals suspended the order in response to FEMA's re... ...[read more]
December 19, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have said that a program providing temporary housing to victims of Hurricane Katrina could resume this week. US District Judge Richard Leon last month ordered FEMA to reinstate certain housing payments for Katrina victims due to the ...[read more]
December 14, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
US District Judge Richard J. Leon said Wednesday that systems set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to manage housing payments for victims of Hurricane Katrina had created a legal disaster and ordered several FEMA officials to appear in court Monday to testify about th... ...[read more]
December 6, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday that it will appeal a November ruling ordering the agency to reinstate certain housing payments for victims of Hurricane Katrina due to FEMA's failure to clearly explain to evacuees why they were denied housing assistance under the Staf... ...[read more]
November 29, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic
US District Judge Richard J. Leon ruled in Washington, DC, Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must reinstate certain housing payments for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Leon granted the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction against the payments stoppage, mai... ...[read more]
May 31, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
A federal judge has denied a request for a temporary restraining order that would have forced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue a housing voucher program for evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. Without the restraining order, about 2,000 evacuees will lose their benefits on ...[read more]
May 20, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Lawyers representing Hurricane Katrina evacuees filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on Friday, seeking an injunction against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preventing the agency from ending housing benefits after the twelve-month housing vouchers issued by FEMA expire. ...[read more]
December 12, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
AP is reporting that a federal judge has ruled that FEMA cannot end its hotel accommodation program for hurricane refugees until Feb. 7, one month later than the agency had planned. Lawyers for Katrina victims launched a lawsuit against FEMA in November for denial of temporary housing; two weeks ...[read more]
November 29, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
Lawyers for victims of Hurricane Katrina Monday asked for an extension of a program which houses displaced New Orleans residents in hotels at government expense, at an estimated $3 million per day, totaling $300 million since August 29. The request to keep the hotel program going is the latest ...[read more]

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