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After Sandy, New York City pins housing hope on repairs

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Corinna Sabatacos, 34, sits on a bed in a FEMA-provided hotel room while she review pictures from Superstorm Sandy in New York. Sabatacos, who is pregnant and expecting a newborn in December, couldn't return to her home in the Rockaways after damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Associated Press/Nov. 27, 2012

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Clean up continues on the site of a demolished home on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York. Sandy damaged or destroyed 305,000 housing units in New York. Officials have put hopes and hundreds of millions of dollars into jump-starting repairs to make homes livable after Superstorm Sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation's largest city.

Associated Press/Nov. 29, 2012

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Facing Superstorm Sandy's daunting toll of wreckage and displacement in the nation's largest city, officials have put much of their hopes and hundreds of millions of dollars into jump-starting repairs to make homes livable. Federal and city officials see the strategy -- focusing on getting people back into their own homes, not temporary housing -- as an innovative and nimble answer to the challenge of housing thousands of storm victims in a notoriously expensive and crowded area.
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    • Corinna Sabatacos, 34, sits on a bed in a FEMA-provided hotel room while she review pictures from Superstorm Sandy in New York. Sabatacos, who is pregnant and expecting a newborn in December, couldnít return to her home in the Rockaways after damage from Superstorm Sandy.
    •  Clean up continues on the site of a demolished home on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York. Sandy damaged or destroyed 305,000 housing units in New York. Officials have put hopes and hundreds of millions of dollars into jump-starting repairs to make homes livable after Superstorm Sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nationís largest city.
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