Mila Jasper

Mila Jasper is a reporter for Medill News Service. 

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FEMA-funded Hotel Rooms Are Still the Only ‘Home’ for Many Puerto Rican Evacuees

Baymont Inn & Suites is one of more than 250 in Florida that entered agreements with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide rooms for Puerto Rican evacuees. (Stavros Agorakis)

At least 60 percent of Puerto Ricans receiving TSA assistance in the United States don’t plan to return to the island when funding expires, a FEMA representative said, although that could change in the future as the island rebuilds.

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