Sandy Refuges to Stay in Hotels

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town.

New Yorkers displaced by Superstorm Sandy will continue to be able to stay in city-paid hotel rooms. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that a Manhattan judge ruled the city must continue to shelter hundreds of Sandy-displaced residents. The city currently pays for 890 individuals to stay in hotels, at an average cost of $253 a day. The Legal Aid Society represented Sandy-displaced residents who sued the city over whether it has done enough to help Sandy refugees find housing. An attorney for the city’s Law Department says the hotel program was never intended to continue indefinitely. She says the city will appeal the judge’s ruling. The city says it has spent more than $60 million over six months housing thousands of families in city-paid hotels.

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