For Sandy's Homeless, Lives of Anxiety in Hotels

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Months after Superstorm Sandy, at least 3,500 families are still living in hotels in New York and New Jersey.
The hotel stays are funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They expire every two weeks. That is leaving families in a state of anxiety over where they will sleep at night.

The next deadline is Saturday. Many families are still waiting to hear whether they will be allowed to stay.

Claims are evaluated on an individual basis.

FEMA officials say people are no longer eligible for hotel assistance if they have received rental assistance, have a viable housing option or an insurance settlement or can return to a repaired home.


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