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Low-income seniors displaced by blaze still in housing limbo

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California newspaper reports dozens of low-income seniors displaced after a massive wildfire tore through their mobile-home park in Santa Rosa are struggling to pay for temporary lodgings.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday that four months after a blaze destroyed row after row of tightly packed homes at the park called Journey's End, dozens of low-income seniors remain in housing limbo.

Of 121 homes at the park, only 40 units survived the flames but they were red-tagged after officials found asbestos near the park's former laundry room.

The newspaper found that many moved to extended-stay motels or to trailers, while others are staying with family or friends.

The seniors say they feel forgotten by officials who pledged that housing them was a priority.

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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