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Staten Island Storm Victims To See Conn. Homes

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NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Residents of Staten Island, N.Y., displaced by Superstorm Sandy are getting a chance to see the temporary housing they’re being offered in Connecticut through an initiative involving local leaders with close ties to the hard-hit New York City borough.

Organizers announced a plan last month to provide about 25 homes on property owned by Faith Church in New Milford. They hope to have the families living in the homes by Christmas and plan to provide the displaced with food, schooling and other services.

Displaced residents will get a chance to see their future housing Thursday.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, founded in memory of Staten Island firefighter Stephen Siller, who was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, is buying the homes as part of its storm relief efforts.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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