Category: Housing

Florida lawmaker urges FEMA to extend housing aid for evacuees in Florida

Florida lawmaker urges FEMA to extend housing aid for evacuees in Florida

“I also request that a complete review of these Puerto Rican families’ cases and circumstances be reviewed on a case-by-case basis before they are displaced,” Rep. Bob Cortes said in a letter. (Jordan Krumbine / Orlando Sentinel) State Rep. Bob Cortes urged FEMA to work with the Puerto Rican government to extend housing assistance programs…

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Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

ORLANDO, Fla. ― During the 15 years that Jacqueline Young lived in Griffin Park, a federal housing project, she always worried about the air that she and her granddaughter were breathing. On bad days, her throat would hurt, and her granddaughter would have violent asthma attacks. Young, who often walked neighborhood kids to and from…

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