Md. helps Sandy survivors with housing

Md. helps Sandy survivors with housing, waits for action on disaster declaration request

Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland state agencies have been providing housing assistance to Eastern Shore residents affected by Superstorm Sandy while officials wait for a decision on a requested disaster declaration.

State housing officials are working with about 160 families, many in Crisfield, to find assistance. . The Crisfield Public Housing Authority has about 70 families in hotels and has begun repairs to 42 of the 140 units in the Somer's Cove development that were damaged by a tidal surge.

Maryland officials requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration on Nov. 8.

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