New York State Tenants & Neighbors has issued a set of recommendations for protecting tenants, tenants’ rights, and affordable housing in the wake of Super Storm Sandy. There are five categories of recommendation:
- Protecting tenants with damaged apartments.
- Protecting and housing displaced tenants.
- Preserving affordability of rent regulated housing used to temporarily house displaced tenants.
- Repairing damaged buildings.
- Averting homelessness.
Click here for the recommendations.
The Supportive Housing Network of New York continues its special Hurricane Sandy webpage, and is compiling vacancy information from its members through a survey.
The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey is conducting an online survey to identify the nature and severity of damage, units that might be available to house evacuees, and regulatory or policy barriers to assistance.
The Community Service Society of New York has a Hurricane Sandy webpage with a valuable chart of programs that can assist hurricane victims.
Legal Services of New York City has a Hurricane Sandy webpage which includes an in-depth disaster relief legal assistance manual.