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FEMA: 95,000 Sandy Victims Eligible for Housing Aid

More than $251 million has been approved

A man works on cleaning out his father's flood damaged home on Tuesday in Brick, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says 95,000 people are eligible for emergency housing assistance in New York and New Jersey.

The program allows survivors who can't return to their homes due to storm Sandy damage to stay in certain hotels or motels until more suitable housing becomes available.

The figures for each state weren't available Tuesday.

FEMA also said more than 277,000 people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have registered for general assistance. More than $251 million has been approved.

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therekojjoker

If Gov Christie and president Obama can set an example of how people can work with each other perhaps Mitch McConnel will finally release this country from being held hostage. The president was re-elected, the cry of a 1 term obamaship is over, it didnt work. Now is the time for republicans to stand up for whats right and say Hey the people voted and i know now why we lost. This storm some say was fate, if you can believe in that and i can say now I like Chris Christie he is a fair man. The NJ Gov. put his people 1st before any politics, thats the kind of guy i want in my corner.

November 08 2012 at 12:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brownsugar

everyone seems to be so upset about fema giving aid to people in need. any other suggestions people? what or how do you think these people can recover from a natural disaster, something that is completely out of their control. Insurance claims will only do so much.

November 07 2012 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
usedbmw3305

HELL GIVE THEM A MILLION EACH!!CHRISTIE SUCKED ENOUGH PECKER TO PAY FOR IT...AFTER ALL ITS NEVER DESTROYED ANY TOWNS ANYWHERE ELSE IN AMERICA!NEW ORLEANS GOT REBILT IN A WEEK RIGHT? PEOPLE WERNT OUT OF POWER,WATER AND FOOD THERE FOR MORE THAN A DAY?

November 07 2012 at 10:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
potmind

Almost $900 per claim. Not bad. But it is probably taxable income. The casualty loss might offset it.

November 07 2012 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sue

900 per claim? More like 2300 per claim. No one had insurance?

November 08 2012 at 1:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
a2948

I hope the country never runs out of ink and paper!

November 07 2012 at 6:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
skiertennis

What disgust me the most is no country outside of this country has offered any financial help (though most are poor countries) except for the terrorist that offered financial help. It tells you that this world looks for handouts from us ... How about giving us all handouts ...

November 07 2012 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sue

I am sure if you lost everything to the storm you wouldn't think of it as a handout.

November 08 2012 at 1:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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