Friday, August 7, 2009

City places Katrina victims in illegal apt - then vacates them

From the Daily News:

When Stan Pryor and his pregnant wife boarded a bus out of New Orleans in late 2005, they hoped that wherever they were headed would be better than the devastation Hurricane Katrina left behind. They were wrong.

That bus ride landed the homeless couple in Queens, where they lived first in a hotel, then in a flat provided by a church parish before the city finally placed them in an apartment in the basement of a house in Jamaica.

The last straw came in late June, when the city Buildings Department declared the apartment uninhabitable and ordered Stan, 65, and Lisa Pryor, 43, and their 3-year-old daughter to leave.


ceiling on my head lady said...

These poor people. Running from one disaster to another. My prayers go with you.

Anonymous said...

Um, what about getting a job? How many years has it been?

This mentality of waiting for someone to provide housing kinda smacks back to the days of slavery.

Years ago, when life smacks you in the face you just pick yourself up and march forward.

Citychic said...

Why does this story not suprise me. How sad for these people.

georgetheatheist said...

He's 65. She's 43.

Hot damn, there's hope for me yet.

Anonymous said...

Does he look 65 to you?

Anonymous said...

Yes because they have a RIGHT to housing. How about a RIGHT to pull your weight? Oh Im sooo mean! Yes lets keep paying for these idiots.