Not One Home Fully Rebuilt Under City-Run Sandy Program: Officials

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    New York City politicians and victims of Sandy are attacking a city-run program that's supposed to rebuild homes destroyed by the storm but that officials admit has yet to complete a single project.

    Officials admitted at a city council hearing Monday that construction has begun on only three homes — and none have been completely rebuilt.

    NYC Hurricane Sandy Progress Report

    [NY] NYC Hurricane Sandy Progress Report
    It's now been nearly one year since Hurricane Sandy hit. On Tuesday, New York City gave a progress report on the recovery efforts. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013)

    A year and a half after the storm, checks have been mailed to just three homeowners — totaling $100,000. And those checks were only sent out last week.

    Officials say the city needs another $1 billion in federal funding to serve the thousands of New Yorkers who've applied for help from the Build-It-Back program.

    The city says it's waiting for the final installment of a federal Housing and Urban Development block grant.

    Several Sandy victims testified that the program failed them during the hearing.

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