CPPJ helps displaced residents with move - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPPJ helps displaced residents with move

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

An update on the Crestwood Community - the trailer park in Lake Charles where residents were given 30 days to vacate by February 9th. Most of them did not have the means to move their trailers or find alternative housing.

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury stepped in about a month ago to assist and are pleased to announce they were able to help 22 families make the move by providing funding for security deposits, first month's rent and utility deposits.

They admit this situation comes up from time to time, but never of this magnitude.

"This was probably the first time in our community where we had such a large number of people who were going to be displaced at one time. So as a result of that we felt it would be appropriate for the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Good Team of Care to step up and take leadership in this particular initiative," said Tarek Polite, Human Services Director for Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

More than $12,000 was spent helping Crestwood residents. Also assisting the parish was United Way of Southwest Louisiana and the Lake Charles Diocese Catholic Charities.

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