FEMA ends funding for hotel program for displaced victims of Superstorm Sandy
BROOKLYN - Superstorm Sandy victims still living in hotels only have a few days left to find new homes.
Funding is coming to an end for a hotel program for displaced victims. City officials say hotel rooms are paid for through this Friday for 300 remaining people, and then they will be on their own.
The program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which reimbursed the city for more than $70 million it spent putting a roof over victims’ heads since the storm hit last October.
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If the city continued to fund the program without FEMA, it would cost taxpayers $2 million a month to house the remaining 300 in hotels indefinitely.