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FEMA Housing Portal available to New Jersey Superstorm Sandy victims

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 18 2012 03:12:08 PM CST
Seaside Heights, NJ, Superstorm Sandy

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Families and individuals in New Jersey who are registered for federal disaster assistance and need a place to live can search through hundreds of rental listings on the FEMA Housing Portal, Gov. Chris Christie announced in a press release on Sunday.

The FEMA Housing Portal consolidates rental resources identified and provided by federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), and also lists rental properties provided by private organizations and property owners willing to help their neighbors during these difficult times.

FEMA recommends that those who use the portal contact the number on the listing prior to traveling to the location of the property to make sure the property is still available. This site is updated regularly, but available housing units are being filled continuously so FEMA encourages users to check back often for the most current information.