Family displaced by Hurricane Maria forced to move again

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Some families that have been displaced by Hurricane Maria are being forced to move again.

Some families were given only 24 hours’ notice.

Sandra Martinez and her 11-year-old wheelchair-bound son have been living in a hotel for the past six months under the FEMA Transitional Shelter Assistance program.

Martinez found out on Wednesday from the Department of Homeless Shelters that her family would be transferred from their current hotel to a DHS hotel. She says the move is not easy.

"It's an area where it's always full of people and that's going to be difficult for me to move around with him," says Martinez.

Martinez says they will also be farther away from the current medical care her son receives.

News 12 has reached out to DHS and is waiting for a response.

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