It's the news some Orland seniors were hoping to hear. They got an extension on their government-subsidized housing. But some of their neighbors weren't so lucky, because they chose to move out before waiting until the deadline. Last January, they received letters informing them that their long-standing California subsidized housing program had run out of money, and they had until December 2013 to find a new place to live, or stay at the Orland Senior Apartments, but pay a much higher rate.
All of the seniors live on a fixed income, and many of them said they didn't have family to move in with. Some said they were worried they'd be homeless. Many began looking for cheaper apartments, but said the waiting lists were very long. One-by-one, they began moving out. A few stayed, hoping they would receive a funding extension, and this month, they learned they will receive the subsidized payments for at least another two and a half years.