The Alberta government is now moving up to 65 temporary mobile homes into Fort McMurray to help families still displaced by the wildfire, but there’s an expensive catch.
The province says in order not to disturb the local market and economy, deposits and market rents will be charged-upwards of 25-hundred dollars a month.
The move is meant to help families like that of Tina Mootrey who’ve been stuck staying at local campgrounds which will soon be closing.
She spoke to Global News about how frustrating it is not to be able to go home. Her home in Beacon Hill was not seriously damaged but she’s been told she has to wait for the cleanup to be complete.
“When you live three adults, a baby and a 70 pound dog in a small trailer it takes a lot out of you.
The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Danielle Larivee, says families unable to afford the temporary housing, can access government assistance or speak with the Red Cross.
Families in need of a unit need to apply through the Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation starting September 9th.
Move in will be done in phases start in mid-to-late October.