Hundreds of Sandy victims were wrongly denied relief. What now? (Editorial)

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“Hurricane Sandy victims have long complained that they were being denied relief and had no idea why.

They expressed bafflement as far back as July, and at a series of legislative hearings that the officials in charge of the state’s recovery programs, “Sandy czar” Marc Ferzan and Richard Constable, refused to attend.

Gov. Chris Christie’s excuse at the time was that this was political theater, and Ferzan didn’t have time to be a “show horse.”

But that official silence left hundreds of desperate storm victims in the dark for months. And after receiving no information in response to a public records request, the Fair Share Housing Center ultimately sued the state, looking for clear reasons behind all the rejections.”

Mark Aldiss‘s insight:

Hurricane Sandy victims get screwed. How surprising. 

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