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ST. ALBANS, Queens — PIX11 News first introduced our audience to an 11-year-old girl who lost her home in Hurricane Katrina, only to be placed with her family in deplorable conditions in Queens.

Fantasha Prior's family has been fighting for a safe, affordable place to live since 2007.

"I'm crying and I'm a grown man," Stan Pryor said with tears in his eyes. "I always ask if you have children not because I'm nosy but I understand that it takes a village to raise a child."

In just one week we were flooded with responses and outrage from the village of PIX11 News viewers. A few of them wanted to meet Fantasha and give her a hug.

"She broke my heart I cant buy you a house but I want to be your big sister," said Thalia Pryor, a PIX11 News viewer, who had a chance to meet Fantasha.

PIX11 News delivered good news to the Pryors Monday from the New York City Housing Authority. The agency promises to place the Pryor family in the South Jamaica Houses in 3 to 6 weeks.

"It's been 7 long years," Fantasha Pryor said. "I just really want to move."

A special thanks belongs to Sen. Leroy Comries office for letting us know about Fantasha's story. You know PIX11 News will be there moving day for the Pryor family.

If you would like to make donation, the family has set up this fund.

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