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Some Sandy Victims Still in Hotels Get Deadline Extended

Friday, April 26, 2013

The move-out deadline for households displaced by Sandy and living in hotels has been extended by one month for some families – but only if they are waiting for repairs on their homes or are in the process of applying for public or Section 8 housing.

All others – roughly 200 households – will have to move out on April 30.

“Since these households have established a clear housing transition plan with pending move-out dates, we will extend their hotel stays through the end of May,” Seth Diamond, Commissioner of the Department for Homeless Services, said during a City Council hearing on Friday.

He said nearly 500 households are still in hotels – including 125 households that don’t qualify for NYCHA housing or can’t find available units for their family size.

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