FEMA funding for displaced Puerto Ricans comes to an end, leaving some with nowhere to go

“FEMA says they have been offering Direct Lease and Multi-Lease and Repair programs as well as two months of financial rental assistance through vouchers. ‘That’s two months rental assistance based on your Puerto Rico rent,’ says Peter Gudaitis, Executive Director for New York Disaster Interfaith Services.

‘Nobody is going to rent you an apartment based on those vouchers. And you can’t get an apartment without a job and a credit rating or renter history. Most evacuees cannot provide any of those things.'”