Aid for temporary sheltering in hotels will run out for some starting this Friday. Across the country, newly arrived citizens from Puerto Rico, who left their homes due to the damage and post-storm blackouts, have struggled to find housing. In Central Florida alone, more than 300,000 have arrived, challenging municipalities and nonprofits to provide shelter in an already crowded market.
Relatively few residents have taken FEMA up on the offer. Nearly two months since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, some 3,000 people are living in shelters.
Hotel rooms provided by FEMA have been a rare source of stability amid the turmoil brought by Hurricane Maria. But Puerto Rican families worry about what comes next.
US Defense Department video shows FEMA wokers and Puerto Rican national guard specialists delivering water in Puerto Rico. President Trump is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, to see damage from Hurricane Maria. (Oct. 3)
The island hasn't recovered from Maria—and the next hurricane season starts in six months. The number of suicides in Puerto Rico has increased by nearly one-third, or 29 percent, in 2017 over just a year prior. The figures were repo...