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State Representative Requests Millions in Hurricane Housing Months After Irma

Months after Hurricane Irma rocked the Florida Keys State Rep. Holly Raschein is looking to acquire $20 million to purchase properties in rebuilding efforts.

The money would be use "to rebuild affordable [and] workforce housing by acquiring former trailer parks and other sites," according to a recent National Mortgage News report.

"Hurricane Irma destroyed or substantially damaged thousands of units of housing, including those in trailer parks, that serve our working families," says the HB 4361 appropriation request filed by Raschein, according to the report.

Raschein also drafted a separate bill for emergency efforts. This would be used to provide temporary pr permanent housing for some 30 units for families that meet eligibility. This bill is specified for Monroe County families that were displaced following the hurricane.

To learn more about the proposed bills, click on the image above.

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