From the Daily News:
Thousands of storm-ravaged Brooklynites are still living in their moldy dilapidated homes despite getting money from the feds to move.
Across the borough, vacant apartments and hotel rooms are scarce, forcing Sandy victims to stay put in often dangerous conditions.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has doled out more than $143 million in more than 13,000 damaged households in Kings County since Sandy hit Oct. 29th.
FEMA pays for hotel rooms and apartments for the displaced, listing potential vacancies on their website - but the feds don’t regulate the apartments or rooms, causing Sandy victims to compete for a roof over their heads.
Hotels on the list can drop out without notifying FEMA - and not enough city landlords have been posting on the agency’s website.