Families displaced by Sandy and staying in hotels to get 30-day extension

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Governor Cuomo announced Friday that Washington has approved a 30-day extension for super-storm Sandy victims to stay in their hotels for the time being.

The extension of the transitional sheltering assistance program kicks in this Sunday; displaced families can stay put until august 6th.

They have been stuck in temporary housing because their homes are still in disrepair.

Governor Cuomo lobbied for the extension from FEMA.