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FEMA extends Sandy housing aid in NJ


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have extended temporary housing assistance for Superstorm Sandy victims in New Jersey by three months.

The aid was due to expire on April 30th.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. had requested FEMA extend the deadline by six months. Pallone says although the extension is not ideal, the Democrat says it will help many residents pay rent for temporary housing while they rebuild from storm damage.

The assistance will continue until July 30th.