Rent aid available for survivors of Storm Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Storm Sandy survivors may be able to use  rental assistance funds to help pay for a security deposit.

Survivors may use up to one month of FEMA rent money to cover required security deposits. Those who need more help with rent can show a security deposit receipt to support a request for additional assistance.

Survivors may register online at Survivors can also register, check status of applications or receive other assistance at 800-621-3362, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week. The TTY number is 800-462-7585. Registering for disaster assistance with other agencies or organizations does not register survivors for FEMA disaster assistance.