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.