Somerstein, Rachel
September 2010
Next American City;Fall2010, Issue 28, p18
The article discusses the Houston, Texas situation in 2010 with regards to the evacuation there of 250,000 people from New Orleans, Louisiana to escape Hurricane Katrina in 2005. People reportedly remained in Houston by choice or default due to financial and rebuilding difficulties in their old city. It is stated that although Houstonians initially assisted the evacuees, perceptions of crime and competition for jobs and resources from these groups, and the recent effects of the recession have created weariness and intolerance for evacuees.


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