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Few Appeal Denials Of Sandy Housing Aid In N.J. Despite Filing Extension

A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — About 10 percent of New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer.

The New Jersey State Community Affairs Department said Tuesday that fewer than 600 people had appealed.

After complaints about the state’s two major federally funded post-Sandy housing programs, New Jersey opened a new appeals period and sent letters to 5,400 people who were denied from the program and did not appeal during the initial period.

The state said 358 people appealed denials in the resettlement program that gave families $10,000 to cover costs.

Another 224 appealed the rejections from a program that gives homeowners up to $150,000 for repair and rebuilding costs not covered by insurance or other government programs, the state said.

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