Friday, November 16, 2007

Katrina money goes to affluent residents...

The Edgewood Manor housing project (above) has not had any repairs since it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi was required by Congress to spend half of its federal grant money to help low-income citizens trying to recover from the storm. But so far, the state has spent its money on programs that have mostly benefited affluent residents and big businesses.

(Photo: Lee Celano / The New York Times)