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Puerto Ricans adjusting to new life in Omaha months after Hurricane Maria

Posted at 10:20 PM, Mar 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 23:20:36-04

Six months after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, people on the island are still struggling to recover.

After the storm, many Puerto Ricans came to Omaha to get their lives back on track.

Heartland United for Puerto Rico, a nonprofit started by local Puerto Ricans shortly after Maria struck the island, has helped over 50 individuals settle in Omaha in the last six months. 

Victoria Leuthold, one of the nonprofit's founders says school districts have welcome students and have made it an easy transition for kids.

Leuthold adds although most families have found housing, it's been through private connections as there's a low income housing shortage in the state. 

You can learn more about the nonprofit on its Facebook page.