NY, NJ Hotels Still Housing Hurricane Victims
Wednesday March 27th, 2013 - 11:40AM W
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BROOKLYN, NY–Five months after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, causing major damage, hotels in New York and New Jersey are housing more than 1,250 families displaced by the storm.
In New York, more than 47 hotels in Brooklyn and other boroughs of the city are being used as public agencies struggle to find more permanent housing for the families involved. At its peak in New York, more than 3,000 families were being helped. In New Jersey, more than 5,500 have been housed in hotels at some point in the crisis.
Officials in both states hope to be able to phase out the use of hotels as temporary housing by the end of next month.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.