Hundreds seek Texas City housing help after Ike

April 15, 2011 10:24:51 AM PDT
More than 2,000 people lined up for help as Hurricane Ike housing needs continue more than two years after the storm hit Southeast Texas. 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.