A federal program that was to help victims of Hurricane Sandy is being thwarted by City administrator's mishandling
- 12/19/2012 by Rebecca Myles (WBAI)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved 12.9 million dollars in disaster food stamp aid to New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy through the D-SNAP program. The program entitled affected families to just over $500.
The application deadline for D-SNAP benefits expired yesterday evening. But City and State elected officials have been criticizing the Bloomberg Administration for failing to promote the program and making applying onerous.
WBAI’s Rebecca Myles spoke to Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger