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New site helps Katrina victims find housing

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A new Web site,, designed to help disaster victims find housing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has launched, Louisiana's Realtor association said today. The Web site allows property owners with rental units available to post information on those units and allows potential renters to search for temporary and longer-term housing in a seven-state area, the association said. The Realtor association, Louisiana Realtors, created the site in partnership with federal response agencies. Property owners willing to list available housing will be required to log into the Web site and then will be able to include basic information about the property for rent along with terms and conditions and contact information. Potential renters will be allowed to search for properties by various factors, including by state, parish or county, city or ZIP code. The seven-state area includes Katrina-affected states Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and surrounding...