Vantage Villa Residents Find New Housing - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Vantage Villa Residents Find New Housing

MISSOULA -

Fourteen residents who lost their homes in the Vantage Villa fire two-weeks ago have moved into new apartments.

Officials at Missoula Housing Authority -- the property owner -- said the rest of the 30 or so displaced residents are temporarily staying at the Red Lion Hotel.

MHA officials said most of the residents are disabled or elderly, and had to work through the shock of losing their homes and possessions.

"Now, people are really starting to get involved with the process of finding their housing, I think they've shown amazing resilience and willingness to cooperate with us in however they are able to," said Lori Davidson, MHA Executive Director.

MHA officials said crews with a cleanup and restoration company are salvaging tenants belongings and storing them in units on site, until residents have new homes.

Last week, one of the residents -- Travis Crosby -- was charged with arson for starting the fire after receiving an eviction notice.

The Missoula Housing Authority is accepting donations at their office at 1235 34th Street.  Donations of gently used furniture are also welcome, although MHA has not yet located a central collection point.  

If you have furniture to donate please email MHA at:
kpare@missoulahousing.org or
callery@missoulahousing.org

  • NationalMore>>

  • 420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

    420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-04-18 06:21:28 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:37:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Friday, April 13, 2018, photo, the Waldos, from left, Mark Gravitch, Larry Schwartz, Dave Reddix, Steve Capper and Jeffrey Noel pose below a statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, Calif. Friday...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this Friday, April 13, 2018, photo, the Waldos, from left, Mark Gravitch, Larry Schwartz, Dave Reddix, Steve Capper and Jeffrey Noel pose below a statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, Calif. Friday...
    Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and...
    Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed.
  • Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

    Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:25:10 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:37:14 GMT
    (AP Phoot/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photograph, an orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Little...(AP Phoot/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photograph, an orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Little...
    While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school.
    While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school.
  • Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:22:49 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:36:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file). FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. A federal judge is set to hear arguments about whether to delay the case of Daniels, who claims she h...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file). FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. A federal judge is set to hear arguments about whether to delay the case of Daniels, who claims she h...
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president.
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president.
  • Most Popular

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.