House panel questions HUD on post-Katrina housing

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told a House panel on Tuesday that there is not one public housing resident displaced by Hurricane Katrina "who does not have a place to stay at the end of the day." Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., criticized the agency's slow response to the crisis and proposed a full hearing when Congress returns from an April recess. Frank also expressed his displeasure with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's plan to divert $600 million in federal housing money for an expansion project at the Port of Gulfport, Miss.

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