Hundreds seek Texas City housing help after Ike

TEXAS CITY, TX Texas City police were summoned Thursday to keep order outside the Nessler Center. Crowds lined up to get on a waiting list for federal Section 3 rental assistance.

Housing authority director George Fuller says people from Galveston County, plus as far away as Dallas and San Antonio, are seeking help.

Fuller says the housing authority's business has doubled since Ike came ashore on Sept. 13, 2008.

Fuller told the Galveston County Daily News that you'd think most people would want to leave after a hurricane, but "they really want to stay here."

Housing officials are uncertain how much money will be available amid federal budget cuts.

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