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Camp Fire Evacuees Continue to Face Housing Crisis

Many who have been displaced by the Camp Fire are experiencing the hardships associated with the housing crisis, especially those displaced out of the area.

Posted: Dec 18, 2018 1:23 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Many who have been displaced by the Camp Fire are experiencing the hardships associated with the housing crisis, especially those displaced out of the area.

Some of their housing vouchers are timing out while others still may not have been able to access aid because they can't get to disaster recovery centers closer to Paradise. 

David and Elissa Crane have been staying in a Sacramento hotel since losing everything in the Camp Fire on Nov. 8. 

"We were able to get out with our cats and the clothes on our backs," David said. 

Their renter's insurance paid for a hotel stay until but Monday morning they were notified time was up and they would have to start paying out it on our own. 

"I hate asking for help but we need it at this point in our lives," David said. 

They are trying to figure out what happens next. and that's why they stopped by the new Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Citrus Heights, similar to the ones that opened right after the fire in the Chico area. 

"We wanted to make it convenient for the survivors as far as being able to talk to as many agents with FEMA or SBA as possible, and also partner with Cal OES," said Michael Hart, a representative with FEMA. 

FEMA has already registered 20,000 households and given out more than $30 million in funding. The small business administration has given out $185 million statewide.

"We have a program that's not only for businesses, but non-profits and homeowners and renters, these are for anyone impacted by the wildfires," said Yolanda Stokes. 

This is really important info for those who couldn't get back home but are staying here in this area. 

"I'm looking for work, looking for a home and looking to start over," David said. 

California Coronavirus Cases

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Air quality is looking a bit better this morning, and we'll be staying warm for your first afternoon of the fall season. We'll be a little cooler and have a chance for some showers on Thursday. Dry and hotter conditions return for your weekend.
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