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Malloy Announces $600,000 Plan For Housing For Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

July 09, 2018 - 7:31 pm
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HARTFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880/AP) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced a $600,000 plan to fund permanent housing for the Puerto Rican evacuees who ended up in Connecticut after Hurricane Maria.

Malloy announced intends to spend an appropriation that was included in the state budget adjustment bill to ensure housing assistance for the group. The Department of Housing has determined that $250,000 of that will be used to provide 100 households with first month's rent and a security deposit.

The money will help the 100 families pay their first month’s rents and security deposits.

Thousands of families from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have sought refuge in the state since Maria hit last September.

The federal rental assistance for some evacuees is about to expire or already has.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)