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Finding Apartments For Low-Income Displaced Residents

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PASCO, Wash.- Apartment hunting can be difficult to begin with, but for the displaced residents of the Sacajawea Apartments in Pasco, they're starting with almost nothing.

The displaced residents now have to look past their losses from the fire at their old residence and try to find a new one. Many of them are on fixed incomes and they were living in low-income housing. Now that they are out of their homes with not much to put down for a first month's rent and security deposits, they're struggling to find apartments that will take them and that they can afford. The Red Cross is working around the clock with these people to relocate them.

"It's challenging as you can imagine if you tried to find an apartment and you have a steady income," explained Kathye Kilgore of the American Red Cross. "Apartment rates are higher, occupancy rates are doing better than they have in the past, and so what we really need to do is encourage our area landlords to partner with us. Help give these people homes again."

If you think you can help the Red Cross find housing for these displaced people, please call our local Red Cross at 509-783-6195.