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U.S. Asks New York Landlords for
Vacant Apartments to House
Displaced Families

New York Times, by Charles V. Bagli

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Posted By:Drive, 11/12/2012 9:07:41 AM

City, state and federal officials are trying to assemble a pool of vacant apartments in New York City that could supplement the city’s shelter system in housing hundreds if not thousands of families displaced by storm damage and power outages. Although many people have clung to their homes despite having neither heat nor hot water, particularly in city housing projects in Coney Island and the Rockaways, officials are worried that another wave of people will seek shelter as temperatures fall and they can no longer bear the cold.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/12/2012 9:39:21 AM     (No. 9008641)

I thought FEMA and Obama had New Yorkers backs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/12/2012 9:45:28 AM     (No. 9008660)

I don´t think many landlords want to turn their properties into a temporary shelter for an unscreened population.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: God of Irony, 11/12/2012 9:54:54 AM     (No. 9008695)

That worked out so well after Katrina.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 11/12/2012 10:08:36 AM     (No. 9008739)

Fascism again - telling people what to do with their property. It HAS been done before with the Katrina leeches. And, where are all of those Katrina TRAILERS?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 11/12/2012 10:08:57 AM     (No. 9008742)

Chris Christie created a tent city at Monmouth Park. Elderly people with walkers and wheelchairs left in the tents during the noreaster.

New definition of being ´with you´

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/12/2012 10:10:17 AM     (No. 9008743)

Maybe Chris Christie can ask his new best buddy,Springsteen, for some room on The Boss´palatial NJ estate?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/12/2012 10:17:47 AM     (No. 9008763)

What #5 & #6 said. BTW, does the term "squatters" mean anything to the Landlords in N.Y.? It will be interesting to see them try to remove "displaced families" after the cleanup. The Courts will be running at full speed..

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CGardner, 11/12/2012 10:21:59 AM     (No. 9008771)

Let the Lib businesses, like Darden Foods (Olive Garden, Red Lobster) step up to the plate and put FEMA trailer villages in their parking lots.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Great Caesars Ghost, 11/12/2012 10:24:55 AM     (No. 9008776)

The NYC landlord/tenant court is WAY more corrupt than the obama administration.
Landlords will NEVER get them out and the displaced will never leave.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mabel normand, 11/12/2012 10:25:29 AM     (No. 9008777)

Obama doesn´t care about white people.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 11/12/2012 11:18:29 AM     (No. 9008912)

I´m sure the NYT can find some vacant areas in their building to put a few hundred ´folks´. C´mon NYT, show us how much you care!

The landlords KNOW if they´re forced to do this, it´s going to take forever to get them out, not to mention all the remodeling expences that will be needed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/12/2012 11:21:53 AM     (No. 9008918)

I thought the trailers would be all set up by now. s/
Whatever in the world is Obama´s FEMA doing?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/12/2012 11:27:47 AM     (No. 9008935)

I would care but this is New York so I don´t.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: CGardner, 11/12/2012 11:28:58 AM     (No. 9008939)

#4, the problem with FEMA trailers is that they come with all sorts of gubmint regulations on where they can be placed. When Irene flooded out areas of upstate NY, FEMA would not allow trailers to be placed on the homeowners´ property as they rebuilt, due to the danger of "flooding." (Note that these same communities were designated by the US gubmint as not being in a flood-prone area several years before.) In addition, there were all sorts of utility requirements on where the camps could be built. So, when FEMA trailers were offered, few people accepted.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 11/12/2012 12:13:04 PM     (No. 9009015)

It´s amaing how sympathy and compassion has abandoned us. This is just another side effect from the lousy 2012 election and that these people voted democrat overwhelmingly will not garner any support from those who will at some point in the future have to live with the misery being visited upon them now. They got a headstart.

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