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Hurricane Stricken Puerto Rico Looks to Move Citizens to U.S. Mainland

October 31, 2017

 

Following the devastating Hurricane Maria that ripped through the Caribbean, conditions in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been dwindling. Now, the Trump administration is looking to help relocate thousands of Puerto Rican citizens to the U.S. Mainland. There are plenty of obstacles ahead but the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have been on the case.

 

"Officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development late last week started to develop a plan to provide housing to some of Puerto Rico's displaced population, according to people familiar with the matter," reported National Mortgage News

 

"And given the shortage of available options on the island, the possibility of evacuating large numbers to the mainland has emerged as an option."

 

There are plenty of obstacles to face here on the mainland when it comes to providing the victims with adequate housing. The U.S. is facing a housing shortage in man areas and with an influx that is looking to be in the thousands, the task is not as simple as bringing them in to communities. 

 

Yesterday we reported that an already crowded Worcester, Massachusetts has also began opening up the conversation about bringing those affected by Maria to the city. The plan is still developing but time is ticking for the people of Puerto Rico. 

 

To learn more about possible relocation plans for Puerto Rican residents, click on the image above. 

 

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