“We Call it Faith Village.”

2013.10.25 - New Milford, CT - Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Staten Island homes of both (L-R) Dennis Klaus, 62, and Maryann Daino, 62. One year later they are living in trailers on the property of New Milford's Faith Church. Dubbed "Faith Village" by its residents, 32 People have moved from their devastated homes on with a looming deadline of December 31 to find new housing.  Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com.

2013.10.25 – New Milford, CT – Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Staten Island homes of both (L-R) Dennis Klaus, 62, and Maryann Daino, 62. One year later they are living in trailers on the property of New Milford’s Faith Church. Dubbed “Faith Village” by its residents, 32 People have moved from their devastated homes on with a looming deadline of December 31 to find new housing. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com.

By MARA LEE maralee@courant.com
The Hartford Courant

NEW MILFORD — A year is long enough for a teenager to make a new friend, but not long enough to stop missing his old ones.

It’s long enough for a Sandy evacuee to start her own law practice, and her family to start a new life.

But it’s not long enough for all the homes that burned in Breezy Point, N.Y., during the hurricane to be rebuilt. It’s not long enough for the lowest-income refugees of the storm, living on disability checks, to figure out where to go next.

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