Passaic fire victims may lose temporary housing

PASSAIC - A fire in Passaic forced families from their homes last week and now they may also be forced out of their temporary housing.

Support groups like the Red Cross have run out of funds to help the families, which means they can no longer stay at places where they've been living, such as the Howard Johnson.

Miriam Gonzalez, a relocation officer with the City of Passaic, says, "This is the first time in 21 years that I have been here that when we have a disaster of this type, I haven't been able to get the funding."

Gonzalez says she has tried to find the victims new homes and is collecting donations, but it's getting harder without backup from charity groups.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 1 600-year-old tree to be removed in Bernards
The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 2 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
Students, parents and faculty at a Bayonne high 3 Bayonne's Marist High School faces fundraising deadline to stay open
Authorities in Newark are searching for a person 4 Police seek person who crashed stolen car into Newark church
A Rockaway Township police officer is facing charges 5 Morris County officer faces sexual assault charges

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.