We were living in Lubbock at the time and the apartment complex we lived in offered a few rooms to victims of the storms. From what I understood, it was rent-free for at least a year as well as some monthly benefit expenses and such to help them get on their feet either in town or for them to go back to New Orleans. By the time the families arrived fully we were already moving out of state, so I never had the chance to speak to any of the displaced families. I thought it was quite a nice deal for them given the circumstances, but within the first few weeks of the move some odd things began happening at the complex. Fence boards from the fences dividing nearby apartment complexes began going missing, while at the same time more and more makeshift BBQ's began happening. There seemed to be much more loud night time activities that previously. Being a college town, a rowdy Friday, Saturday, and even some Thursday nights are a normal occurrence. These, however, seemed to be less like parties and more like people just being loud for the sake of being loud at 1am on a Tuesday. The news stories aren't necessarily wrong about the hardships that some New Orleans residents experienced, but from my perspective all I see is the wasted charity given to those that felt entitled to it.