Monday's event, which took place in front of about 150 people in
The frustration, though, found its way into nearly every comment, with residents expressing dismay that they continue to have questions going unanswered and Rouzer blasting the
"Every deadline they give us, every date they give us turns out to be erroneous. I'm just tired of it," Rouzer said of HUD following Monday's meeting.
Rouzer was specifically referencing
For his part, Rouzer would like to see
"The state officials on the ground have a much better handle on what will work and how it needs to run," Rouzer said, "and if they screw it up, everybody will know who's screwing it up, so that will ensure that it's not screwed up. Right now, nobody knows what the deal is."
"We know that we have some folks -- you folks are out there -- that need that help," Sprayberry said, "and we're ready to implement that funding when we get it."
There are, Sprayberry said, 182 families in
"You all bore the brunt of Hurricane Florence. We know that. And you're still not where you need to be. We want to work with you, we know it's going to take a while," Sprayberry said.
When Rouzer asked the audience how many were struggling with housing, about 30 people in the audience raised their hands. When he then asked how many wanted a buyout, about five hands went up.
Part of the concern Monday, also, was the quality of life afforded to disaster victims, with one person asking a question about
Rouzer initially expressed surprise at the practice, but when he asked who had experienced it, about a dozen in the audience raised their hands. Afterward, Rouzer said he would likely soon raise the issue with
"Even though we're disaster survivors, aren't we entitled to the right of privacy?" said
Rowe said she had a HUD voucher for
Residents are growing sick of being told to wait for aid or housing alternatives, said
Following Monday's meeting, Adams said "I heard the same old stuff, the same information that we heard in
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