Council proposes plan for homeless Sandy victims

Kings Hotel
People near the Kings Hotel, where many Sandy victims are staying. Credit: Miles Dixon

New York City Council members will unveil an affordable housing proposal Tuesday for Sandy victims who they say could soon be homeless.

Hundreds of people unable to return to their homes since the October superstorm are living in city-funded hotels.

Metro reported earlier this month that the program will end April 30.

Many say they have nowhere to turn. Often, they were living in affordable apartments and can no longer find equivalent rent.

Councilmen Donovan Richards and Brad Lander will propose an idea for affordable, permanent housing tomorrow at City Hall, along with the Coalition for the Homeless.

“These are our fellow citizens who have nowhere to go,” Richards said. “This is the mother who would be left in the street while she struggles to save the money she needs to make her home livable.”


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