Cable Families Open Their Homes

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Cable-industry families are assisting those displaced by Hurricane Katrina by volunteering space in their homes.

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association and the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association have teamed up with not-for-profit organization KatrinaHousing.org (www.katrinahousing.org) to participate in a national housing database that identifies transitional housing for families displaced by Katrina, the NCTA said Wednesday.

KatrinaHousing.org dedicated a section of its online database exclusively to the cable industry, where cable human-resources professionals can log in and volunteer space from cable families at their companies or to assist affected employees seeking housing.

The NCTA said companies interested in participating can obtain pass codes for the cable portion of KatrinaHousing.org by contacting the NCTA communications and public-affairs department at 202-775-3629.

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