State senator Julie Quinn hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday night, October 14, to speak with homeowners affected by Chinese drywall. The meeting was held at the St. Bernard Parish Council chambers in Chalmette at 6 p.m.

Quinn will discuss efforts underway to help provide relief for homeowners with the toxic drywall. She says there is support to create a temporary housing plan for affected homeowners and their families, to be paid for by the federal government.

It is believed that 60,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. live in homes with the tainted drywall, 4,000 to 7,000 of them in Louisiana. The tainted drywall was used extensively to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Tainted Chinese drywall releases gases that can corrode electrical wiring and appliances and cause health problems.

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