Section 8 (housing)

Two Dozen Puerto Rican Families Staying At Red Roof Inn Deemed Ineligible For FEMA Aid

Two Dozen Puerto Rican Families Staying At Red Roof Inn Deemed Ineligible For FEMA Aid

After inspecting the homes in Puerto Rico of 36 families displaced by Hurricane Maria and living temporarily at the Red Roof Inn in Hartford, FEMA has ruled that only six are eligible for federal disaster relief, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Sunday.

Of the remaining 30 families, six have left the Hartford motel voluntarily and the other 24 have — in FEMA’s eyes — adequate housing back in Puerto Rico, and are no longer eligible for the agency’s transitional housing program.

Beginning Monday, those 24 families will no longer receive aid from FEMA, which determined that the families’ houses in Puerto Rico have electricity, safe drinking water and limited structural damage...

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