Northern Colorado immigrants still without homes after the flood

Northern Colorado immigrants still without homes after the flood

"When more than 300 immigrants lost their trailer homes and apartments in the northern Colorado floods last month, there was heightened concern for their welfare because most don't qualify for government aid.  Nearly a month later, immigrants flooded out of their homes in Evans, Milliken and Longmont — many of whom are in the country without documents — are still in dire straits in spite of an outpouring of community help.  They are living in warehouses, churches or hotels or are crammed into the spare rooms of friends and relatives because there are so few rentals available. The flood ruined their vehicles, so they have difficulty getting to jobs. They are still struggling to replace valuable documents.  Some are also suffering racial attacks or inflated rental rates as they try to put their lives back together." - Nancy Lofholm, Denver Post, Oct. 14, 2013.