12/16/2013 06:10 pm ET

Latino, African-American Applicants Unfairly Denied Sandy Relief Funds?


Local housing rights organization Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) says it has obtained data from the Christie Administration that shows that Latino and African-American residents applying for two major Sandy relief programs were denied by the state at higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts.

According to the FSHC, 35-percent of African American applicants and 18-percent of Latino applicants applying to the Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program were rejected by the state; while 13-percent of Caucasian applicants were denied from the same program.

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