East Liverpool families receive help finding new homes

The American Red Cross and Salvation Army put the families in a hotel temporarily

Families evacuated from their homes in East Liverpool are receiving help from the community.

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – The two East Liverpool families forced out of their homes are receiving help from the community to pay for expenses and find new places to stay.

The homes were officially condemned on Friday because deep fissures in the pavement are causing them to slide downhill. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army put the families in a hotel temporarily.

Photos: East Liverpool Fissure

One of the families who was renting their home has renters insurance, but the landlord says homeowners insurance will not cover the issue.

Neighbors of the families have set up an account on a crowd funding website for donations.

The city’s Safety Services Director Brian Allen says they are working with groups like the Lisbon Community Action Organization to find permanent homes for them, which he says the families will not have to pay for.

“We’re dedicating as many resources to finding a safe place for the families as we are fixing the road,” he said.

A moving company offered to move the families’ belongings free of charge.

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