TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report finds low-income residents and renters in New Jersey and New York were particularly hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.
The Columbia, Md.-based affordable housing advocacy group Enterprise Community Partners finds 43 percent of the households that reported Sandy damage to the Federal Emergency Management Agency also reported incomes under $30,000 per year.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old & 19-Year-Old Wounded In North Baltimore Shooting
Nearly half of those who registered with FEMA are renters, who are less likely to have insurance to cover their belongings.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Cloudy & Cool With Spotty Showers Later
Fair Share Housing Center, which pushes for more low-cost housing in New Jersey, says the state should take heed and focus more on rebuilding affordable homes.MORE NEWS: Man, 59, Killed In Southwest Baltimore Shooting, Police Say
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