Gallery: 2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane S...

After a month of planning, NYC has finalized a program which will make 2,500 vacant apartments throughout the five boroughs available as temporary housing to those displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Working with local and federal agencies, the city program aims to alleviate strain on shelters, which is expected to increase as temperatures drop and areas remain without power. Listed on the Urban Edge website, the apartments will reportedly be leased on a first-come, first-served basis to those receiving housing assistance through FEMA.

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