Sacramento Housing For Katrina Victims In The Works

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, September 14, 2005

About 40 empty housing units on the former Mather Air Force Base are being renovated and prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Leo McFarland – president of Volunteers of America Greater Sacramento – says they’re providing transitional housing.

“And our plan is to provide some real decent, comfortable housing for a number of months for these individuals while they get back on their feet. We would hope that these families could reside in this facility for several months while they’re planning what their next steps are going to be.”

The housing units are expected to be ready by the end of next week. McFarland says it’ll cost Volunteers of America about $5,000 per family for 6 months of service.

The nonprofit group is recruiting volunteers and accepting donations.