What’s in store for tenants displaced by deadly Bronx fire?

The Bronx apartment fire that killed at least 17 people on Sunday also left more than 100 families homeless, in some cases without a specific timeline for a return to their apartments.

Ed Reed / Mayor’s Office of Photography.

Mayor Eric Adams and FNDY staff at the scene of Monday’s fatal fire.

The Bronx apartment building fire that killed at least 17 people on Sunday also left more than 100 families homeless, in some cases without a specific timeline for a return to their apartments. Displaced tenants, many of whom are immigrants from West Africa, could face a difficult path to housing without intensive government intervention, lawyers and attorneys say.

It can take months, or even years, for families affected by the fire to return to their damaged homes. And finding another affordable unit elsewhere is no easy task in New York City’s tight low-income housing market.

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