April 15, 2024
As state-run catastrophe housing program winds down, occupants plans range

Standing simply outdoors of a camper she’s lived in since Hurricane Ida — in almost the identical spot the place she was shot final yr — Charisma Mouton is stuffed with pleasure. She goes to school.

Previous to Hurricane Ida, Mouton was a housekeeper together with her own residence. Ida took all of it from her, and by December of 2021 she was dwelling in a state-provided camper. Issues stored spinning downward for her when her automobile’s brakes went out, leaving her no dependable strategy to job hunt. Her camper within the Rebecca Plantation Park had its propane tank stolen. She could not obtain mail to fill out her authorities paperwork. And in Might of 2022, she was shot outdoors of the camper.