Once again recovery from a hurricane bypasses the poor

A New York Times editorial laments the type of government neglect that public housing residents in Texas know all too well.

“Ten days after the hurricane [Sandy] struck, thousands of people in New York City’s public housing are still without heat, water, electricity or food. Many people needed assistance after the storm, but the most vulnerable of the city’s inhabitants seem to be among the last in line to get it.”

Let’s hope public housing residents in New York don’t experience what the poor in Galveston have. More than four years after Hurricane Ike ground has still not been broken for rebuilding public housing in Galveston.

The good news in Galveston is that at last there is a plan to get started.

Where Hurricane Sandy Still Hurts – NYTimes.com.

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