Levy announces homelessness prevention plan

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced a program Tuesday to help Long Islanders who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Levy teamed up with officials from various human services agencies in the towns of Babylon and Islip to offer residents temporary help paying mortgages, rents and utilities, among other financial needs. The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, which has obtained more than $2 million in federal funds, is targeted toward struggling families who don't qualify for other assistance.

"If this can just help people get through this storm, then they can come back and get back on their feet," Levy says.

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