New Yorkers who are still homeless a year after Sandy say they need more time to find shelter before the city evicts them from hotel rooms.
Several of about 300 people who are still sleeping in city-funded hotel rooms held a press conference with elected officials on Wednesday to fight for the program's continuation.
Federal funding for the program ended on Monday. The city has paid for hotels through Friday.
Cherelle Manuel says she has found a new place to live but needs more time for paperwork to be processed. Manuel and her four children have been living in several hotels since the storm flooded their home in Far Rockaway, Queens.
Last week, a judge sided with city lawyers and lifted an injunction that had protected the housing program.