NYC Sandy Refugees Say They Need Hotel Program

About 300 people who are still sleeping in city-funded hotel rooms

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    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.

    Sandy Survivor Faces Eviction from Hotel

    [NY] Sandy Survivor Faces Eviction from Hotel
    New York City wants to stop footing the hotel bills for hundreds of Sandy evacuees, but a Staten Island man who lost his home in the storm says he'll have nowhere to go if he's forced out of his hotel. Marc Santia reports.

    Last week, a judge sided with city lawyers and lifted an injunction that had protected the housing program.
     

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