Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Dire Situations As FEMA Housing Aid Nears Its End

“If the program [FEMA TSA] isn’t extended, displaced Puerto Ricans face grim options: accept the government’s offer to pay for a ticket back to Puerto Rico, or stay in the U.S. mainland and face possible homelessness.

‘It’s a choice between the lesser of two evils,’ said Peter Gudaitis, executive director of nonprofit New York Disaster Interfaith Services, which has been helping Maria evacuees. ‘Stay here and be homeless, or move to Puerto Rico and be unemployed or have no home and struggle there.'”