DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the U.S. index-patient who died from Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, has moved into a condominium a month after emerging from quarantine and after a series of landlords rejected her rental application.
Louise Troh was whisked away from The Ivy Apartment complex in Vickery Meadow and laced in quarantine. After 21 days of isolation, Troh set out to rebuild her life but found that even though she was never ill with Ebola, landlords were refusing to rent to her.
Now the 54-year-old says she’s “relieved” to be able to leave her daughter’s cramped, two-bedroom Dallas apartment for her own home. “Thanks be to God I found a place to lay my head,” she said.
Troh’s pastor, George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church, says the condo was purchased by three families who attend the Dallas church. Troh is paying them rent.
The condo is near her old apartment, in a densely populated immigrant neighborhood near downtown Dallas. Troh and three others completed their quarantine in a cottage at a Catholic church retreat center in southern Dallas.
Except for a few bins of photographs and personal items, everything in Troh’s former apartment was taken away and burned. Duncan stayed with Troh for 10 days before his first trip to the emergency room.
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