Letters: Ida victim says she’s facing eviction; why won’t state, parish help?

Letters: Ida victim says she's facing eviction; why won't state, parish help?
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I am a victim of Hurricane Ida.

I am currently in a camper from Ida Sheltering, along with thousands of other people in St. Charles Parish. I have applied to every resource that was available and followed all instructions from Ida Sheltering regarding assistance and attempting to secure a stable place to live.

Only since the press release about the program ending May 31 has Restore Louisiana stepped in and tried to begin their process. I had initially applied with Restore last summer. Luckily, we are moving forward and have the grant approved, but do not have a date of delivery. I am yet to know when I will have a roof over my head.

My point is this: How can Louisiana government and the St. Charles Parish stand by while this agency puts it residents on the street come May 31? I was advised by Ida Sheltering that they will forcefully put people out whether they have a place to go or not.

My neighborhood alone has numerous families in these campers, and I just don’t understand how this is OK. I have been told that there is nothing anyone can do.

I know that the parish acquired campers for the tornado victims in Kilona, but are going to allow their hurricane victims to be removed and put on the street. Please make some sense of this. Our residents deserve to be treated better than this.

MELISSA JEANSONNE

Des Allemands

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