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Knickerbocker Village Tenants Denied FEMA Benefits

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Knickerbocker Village, the historic affordable housing complex, was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and some residents there are still struggling to bounce back from the devastating storm. This afternoon, local elected officials released a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urging a reversal of its decision to deny aid to some Knickerbocker Village tenants.

Following the storm, electrical power, heat and other services were out for more than two weeks.  Today’s letter from State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, City Council member Margaret Chin and State Senator Dan Squadron stated:

In multiple meetings, as well as at a public forum we hosted for residents, representatives from FEMA told Knickerbocker residents they were eligible for reimbursement for their hotel expenses. Since that time, FEMA has rejected claims from several residents. We believe that these residents are in fact eligible under the guidelines that FEMA laid out and we ask that you re-evaluate all rejected claims from Knickerbocker Village. Some residents are also seeking reimbursement for property damage and medical expenses and we urge you to review those claims as well.

 

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