Sandy Hotel Program

Red Cross donates $1M to extend hotel program for Sandy victims
News Maggie Hayes 10/07/2013 at 4:45PM

An anonymous donor has funded the almost-terminated Hotel Program, thereby allowing families displaced by Sandy to be housed past the original end date. The donor, later revealed as the Red Cross, donated $1 million to the city program, which was previously funded by FEMA. That federal aid was set to stop on September 30. “Hundreds [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/03/2013 at 8:50AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 77. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 66. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Bridging the Gap The artistic world of the borough of Queens is alive and [...]

Sandy families out of hotel program
News Maggie Hayes 9/27/2013 at 5:09PM

Displaced families whose homes were destroyed by Sandy still remain housed in hotels thanks to the city’s Hotel Program. This temporary housing, however, is coming to an end next Friday, October 4, according to a city official. The city’s Department of Homeless Services initiated a Hotel Program that provided evacuees with housing in the interim [...]