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Judge lifts order to keep NYC Sandy hotel program

September 28, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has lifted an injunction that preserved a program providing New York City hotel rooms to 350 people made homeless by Superstorm Sandy.

State Supreme Court Judge Margaret Chan issued her decision Friday. The program could end Monday when the Federal Emergency Management Agency has said it will stop reimbursing the city for the program.

The city has spent $70 million housing the evacuees. More than 3,000 people have been sheltered by the program but 350 remain.

Housing advocates have said some evacuees will have nowhere else to go.

A spokeswoman for the Legal Aid Society didn't immediately return a request for comment. It was not clear if there would be an appeal.

The city says those without other housing arrangements can apply to stay in shelters.



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