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FEMA Sets Up Housing Portal For N.J. Sandy Victims Looking For Housing

The view from Chopper 880 of the FEMA relief staging area set up at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn in the aftermath of Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

The view from Chopper 880 of the FEMA relief staging area set up at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn in the aftermath of Sandy – Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy

LINCROFT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Residents of New Jersey who registered for federal disaster assistance and need a place to live may search through numerous rental listings online, officials said Sunday.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Housing Portal has been set up to provide information about rental resources available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Veterans Administration, as well as rental properties provided by private organizations and property owners who wish to help their neighbors.

FEMA recommends those who use contact the number on the listing to make sure the property is still available before traveling to the location.

The site is updated regularly, and FEMA urges those who are using it to check back often, as housing is being filled continuously.

The housing portal allows users to search within a radius of a city, for a maximum or minimum number of bedrooms and a maximum cost.

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