March 30, 2006


The Avalanche-Journal reports that "Lubbock's homeless population could double, or even triple, in the coming weeks and months" as FEMA stops funding the Katrina refugees who were evacuated here.

Assistant City Manager Quincy White says "Some [evacuees] have just not taken the initiative to take responsibility for themselves," but evacuee Eddie Simmons says that it's been difficult to find a job that's reachable by public transportation (which rings true if you've ever been here; getting around Lubbock without a car doesn't look easy).

Thought this should be noted.

Posted by Matt Weiner at March 30, 2006 07:48 AM