FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2012, file photo, clean up continues on the site of a demolished home on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York. Sandy damaged or destroyed 305,000 housing units in New York. Officials have put hopes and hundreds of millions of dollars into jump-starting repairs to make homes livable after Superstorm Sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation’s largest city. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2012, file photo, clean up continues on the site of a demolished home on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York.  Sandy damaged or destroyed 305,000 housing units in New York. Officials have put hopes and hundreds of millions of dollars into jump-starting repairs to make homes livable after Superstorm Sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation’s largest city. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2012, file photo, clean up continues on the site of a demolished home on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York. Sandy damaged or destroyed 305,000 housing units in New York. Officials have put hopes and hundreds of millions of dollars into jump-starting repairs to make homes livable after Superstorm Sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation’s largest city. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)