Housing advocates address funding gap in post-hurricane aid for displaced tenants
New Jersey renters affected by Hurricane Sandy are faring far worse than their homeowner counterparts.
That’s the conclusion of a report released yesterday by the Fair
Share Housing Center (FSHC), a public interest organization devoted to
protecting the housing rights of the state’s poor.
Citing an already prohibitive vacancy rate and accusing Governor
Chris Christie’s administration of “exclud(ing) many low-income renters
from rebuilding” by allocating fewer federal dollars to renters than to
homeowners, the organization warns that the market and the governor’s
policies could force renters to permanently move out of their
communities or even leave the state.
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