Thousands in shelters & temporary housing 4 months after Sandy

The city says funding will be put toward repairing and rebuilding homes.

The city says funding will be put toward repairing and rebuilding homes. (2/26/13)

BROOKLYN - Thousands of families are calling on the city to help them out of temporary housing four months after Sandy.

New York Communities for Change says more than 2,000 families have been displaced, and many of them can't afford to pay the rent in the affordable housing that's being provided by the city. Members of the group say the city needs to request emergency housing vouchers from the federal government, which is provided under the Sandy relief bill.

The City Council says the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has made 400 units available for Sandy victims. Additional funding will go toward repairing and rebuilding one and two-family homes.

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