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Christian -- is spends hours every day working on his home in Staten Island New York.
Repairing the damage caused by hurricane sandy nearly four months ago.
In the meantime Chris lives in a hotel room with his wife and two young children.
One of more than 2000 families waiting for word -- when FEMA money will run out.
I am unsure of how lowered its stake.
Every day I do wonder if to stay will be shorter than the rebuild in my house so -- where -- gonna go in the city finally says.
You have -- and progressed -- enough for you have to go home.
I don't know you know I will go home my family won't when -- -- my family to -- to my house.
Hundreds of thousands of homes in the northeast were damaged by the superstore.
And more than 111000 families in new York and New Jersey wound up living in hotels paid for by the FEMA transitional sheltering assistance program.
The government has already spent almost eighty million dollars on rooms.
-- reevaluate who qualified for the free housing every two weeks.
And he was Michael Burns says the aid -- last indefinitely since its taxpayers who ultimately pay the bill.
No it's not FEMA money Joseph money did you know it's taxpayer dollars and so and we respectful for that and and that's why.
It's another reason why we do it every two weeks and -- we do case work because you know we have to be good stewards of the taxpayer dollars -- we do this.
FEMA says it's working with people like Chris to find -- more suitable long term temporary housing but the rental market is flooded.
There's limited inventory and prices have gone up.
In the meantime Chris -- with -- insurance company and contractors and rushes to finish repairs before FEMA cuts him off.
It's a stressful.
Life changing event besides the whole life changing event of what happened to my house this is a life changing event -- Thursday afternoon the governors of new York and New Jersey both announced another extension for the shelter assistance program.
So displaced residents -- state put in their hotel rooms until at least early march.
In Staten Island New York Rick Leventhal Fox News.
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