FEMA Rental Assistance Set To Run Out For 1,300 NY, NJ Families Displaced By Sandy
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A year and a half after superstorm Sandy hit, about 1,300 families in New York and New Jersey are set to lose their federal rental assistance.
At its peak, New York had 90,944 households receiving rental assistance. New Jersey had 44,592, according to FEMA statistics.
A FEMA spokesman told the Wall Street Journal that 99 percent of those who received rental assistance have moved out of the program.
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and state governments are coordinating long-term housing assistance for those who need it.
The spokesman said FEMA continues to work on a one-on-one basis with disaster survivors.
FEMA has provided billions of dollars in aid to individuals impacted by Sandy. The agency has also awarded billions of dollars in grants to upgrade infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the devastating storm.
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