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Temporary Housing Sought for Displaced Crisfield Residents

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CRISFIELD, Md.- After Superstorm Sandy some Crisfield residents have to be placed in temporary homes.  This is an issue because town officials say there are at least 100 in need of housing.

James Lane, a commissioner that oversees Somers Cove Apartments (Crisfield Housing Authority), said it is an issue because of the abundance of people in need.

"It's ironic that they had housing that's provided for them and now they need additional housing and it's at a critical mass and there's very little housing to accommodate the folks that have been displaced," Lane said.

Lane said some of the locations for the displaced residents are further away, which can also cause issues.

"It's a variety of places but how do you get to those places when you're already encumbered by the lack of resources?" she said. "That's what residents are facing."

Kisha Jones was one of the people who lives in Somers Cove that required the housing. She was given a voucher for five days at a local motel.  She was able to get housing closer to home because she has children that attend school.  She said she is happy progress is being made.

"They're working out the best they can," Jones said. "We were ranting and raging we were scared but we had to realize it's not just yourself. It's the whole town."

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