Aid slow to reach homeowners hit by Hurricane Sandy

Billions in federal money still not distributed to victims in N.Y., N.J.

January 03, 2014

More than two years after Hurricane Sandy struck, many coastal residents are still waiting for New York, New Jersey, and New York City to distribute billions of federal dollars that were intended to go directly to people struggling to rebuild their homes. Only a fraction of that money has been spent, leaving storm victims at the mercy of a frustrating bureaucratic maze. Officials say the pace of financial distributions will increase in 2014, however.

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