FEMA denied 90 percent of 730,000 applications for housing aid in the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Houston Chronicle reported yesterday. FEMA hired temporary workers to inspect home damage, but the workers had varying levels of training and had to cover their own expenses. FEMA officials told the Chronicle that FEMA only pays for home repairs that arenât covered by insurance, a "widespread misunderstanding" that accounts for the "high percentage of ineligible applicants."
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