More than 2,000 people displaced by Hurricane Sandy are still living in hotels around New York City five months after the storm.
The New York Times reports Friday the Federal Emergency Management Agency is paying for the rooms at an average cost of $252 a night.
More than 900 households are among the 2,000 people who are living in 45 different hotels around the city.
City Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond tells the newspaper that hundreds of these families are scheduled to get public housing apartments soon.
City officials added that the hotel stays are supposed to end by April 30.