Issue #5: FEMA housing assistance extended, PR pushes for statehood and more
|Jul 2, 2018|
Federal Judge in Mass. Temporarily Extends Housing Program for Hurricane Maria Evacuees: Victims of Hurricane Maria who have been living in hotels won’t be evicted just yet – a judge ordered FEMA to extend the program until Tuesday night. (J.D. Capelouto / Boston Globe)
Puerto Rico Pushes for Statehood by 2021: Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's representative in the House, introduced a bill that would make the island a state by 2021. This is the second time González-Colón, who has no voting power, has pushed for statehood since becoming Commissioner. (Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN)
Board Approves Budget After Puerto Rico Fails to Submit One: The island now faces austerity measures including the elimination of an annual Christmas bonus for government employees, as well as a $25 million scholarship fund for the University of Puerto Rico and a $50 million annual fund for cities and towns struggling after Maria. (Danica Coto / Associated Press)
Corpses Pile Up in Puerto Rico’s Morgues: So many cadavers have accumulated that they’re being kept in supplemental storage. (Yalixa Rivera and Jonathan Levin / Bloomberg)
Displaced, But Not Discouraged: A Hurricane Maria Survivor's Journey To Stable Housing: Rhode Island Public Radio shares the story of one survivor’s efforts to find a new home after seeking shelter in the United States. (Talia Blake / RIPR)
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