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New York Times: A Foolish Time to Cut Housing Aid

Posted October 26, 2011

With record numbers of families teetering on the verge of homelessness, Congress should be shoring up the precious few federal programs that provide affordable housing for the poor, the elderly and the disabled. Instead, both the House and Senate are considering cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development budget, which would hurt cash-strapped states and communities in sheltering the most vulnerable citizens …

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Plattsburgh flood victims need help finding new homes

Posted May 26, 2011

Source:, May 24, 2011, by Matt Hensen

“Crews continue to repair the flood-ravaged Lakeside Apartments in Plattsburgh. Several feet of water from Lake Champlain flooded dozens of first floor apartments, forcing the city to cut power to the complex. All 200 residents were evacuated. Residents will not be allowed to return until later this summer. Some couldn’t wait that long. [More …]