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Fayetteville Group Helping Pay Katrina Evacuees' Rent

Posted December 9, 2005

— Dozens of families left homeless by Hurricane Katrina are settling down in the region, but starting over isn't always easy or inexpensive.

To help, dozens of storm victims just found out there's assistance in Fayetteville.

One victim, Nicole Green, lost her dream house when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

"I hate to say it, but we had it all," Green said.

Green since moved to Fayetteville, which is closer to her sister. She also found a new house, but it's not quite the same as the one she had.

That was easy, but paying rent was not.

"It's bad," Green said. "It's a bad situation."

Now, she's getting help. A nonprofit group, Kingdom Community Development Corp., has $138,000 to give Fayetteville families -- enough to cover rent for 43 families for six months.

Families have to apply for help paying rent. They must be registered with FEMA and the Red Cross to be eligible.

For more information, call Kingdom Community Development Corp. in Fayetteville at (910) 484-2722.

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