After the flood, housing needs are urgent among newly homeless

FloodDamageCatholic Charities workers helping flood survivors in Colorado have been told that the newly homeless are seeking shelter wherever they can find it. Among the stories:

  • Twelve people are living in a one-bedroom home with one bathroom.
  • One family said they were sleeping in a warehouse with no bathroom.
  • Other flood survivors are sleeping in their vehicles because they have nowhere else to go.

“The housing needs are going to become even more critical the further we get into the disaster,” said Inga Jelescheff of Catholic Charities USA, who was helping at the Milliken site on Sept. 27, 2013.