Families displaced by an explosion at a Silver Spring apartment building.

Families displaced by an explosion at a Silver Spring apartment building.

An explosion in Silver Spring last week displaced more than 100 residents — including some who are still missing. The incident occurred at a building largely inhabited by low-income Ethiopian and Latino residents. Since the tragedy, Montgomery County community members, officials and advocates have mobilized to support those affected, many of whom lost everything they own. Kojo explores what the incident reveals about the county and the safety net available to those affected.

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  • Armando Trull Senior News Reporter, WAMU 88.5
  • Matt Losak Executive Director, The Montgomery County Renters Alliance, Inc.
  • Grace Rivera Community Advocate, Montgomery County, Maryland

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