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Groups meet to find housing solutions

Photo shows the devastation in Lindenhurst, New York

Photo shows the devastation in Lindenhurst, New York in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on Sunday, November 4, 2012. (Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday/MCT) (Credit: MCT Thomas A. Ferrara)

Members of the Long Island Builders Institute and Suffolk County officials are scheduled to meet Friday to discuss a variety of topics that will include temporary housing solutions for those displaced by superstorm Sandy, says Mitch Pally, chief executive of the trade group for builders.

Jill Rosen-Nikoloff, a county affordable housing official, has the task of trying to figure out how many people need help and for how long, Pally says. There is also a need to find available housing in communities closest to where people's homes were destroyed.

The business group Action Long Island has scheduled a joint meeting of its housing, transportation and small business task forces from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at the RxR Building at 58 S. Service Rd. in Melville. Pally will be the guest speaker.

Topics to be discussed include how the building industry will be affected as well as the challenges that lie ahead in the wake of supertorm Sandy. Information about federal, state and local disaster relief programs will be provided.

Tags: Hurricane Sandy , Action Long Island , Long Island Builders Institute

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