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Mercy Medical Employee Continues to Work Despite Home Loss

Robert Tierney is one of the hundreds of people who lost their homes in the Carr fire after his home was destroyed in the Keswick area.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 1:19 PM

REDDING, Calif. - “And he said buddy it's going to take us out and we're going to lose everything and I thought no way you're a pessimist it'll never get here and yeah and so I split and by the time the next day it was all over,” said Robert Tierney, admissions representative at Mercy Medical Center.

Robert Tierney is one of the hundreds of people who lost their homes in the Carr fire after his home was destroyed in the Keswick area.

“My first reaction was that God has a big blessing for us that if he's in charge and that there's going to be some groovy come out of this,” Tierney said.

Robert is a hardworking and dedicated employee at Mercy Medical Center and is back at work even though his home he rented was destroyed and now he has started his search for a new place to live.

“I've applied I’ve applied from Red Bluff to Central Valley and Shasta Lake City I have applied in a couple rental agencies,” Tierney said.

But much to Robert's surprise the lack of rental properties was shocking and even worse, he and his family have also been denied to some of the homes he was applying at.

"And I make good money and I don't seem to be qualifying, I have a good rental history I’ve never been late in three years,” Tierney said.

He even says that some of the places he has seen have been horrible living conditions for the price that they are charging.

“In the gates falling down the fences are falling down and the windows are screwed shut because the roof they're not replacing the repairing them they're just taping them I’m just not going to live like that,” Tierney said.

And even though Robert is looking hard he is also worried about all of the other homeowners and renters who have now lost their homes too and what they will have to do to find new places to live.

“The rental seems to be out of my reach and if they're out of my reach, there's a lot of folks that are not going to find housing,” Tierney said.

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