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Worcester County is one of 18 Maryland counties that will receive federal disaster relief in Sandy's wake.
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Worcester County is one of 18 Maryland counties that will receive federal disaster relief in Sandy's wake.

Federal housing officials say financial aid is on the way for Maryland residents forced from their homes by Superstorm Sandy.

Disaster declarations have been issued for 18 of Maryland's 23 counties. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan says the declaration allows his department to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to families in those counties.

"Those measures include a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures on mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration," says Donovan. "State and local governments are also being offered federally guaranteed loans for home repairs, economic development and public infrastructure work."

Housing officials say state and local governments are being allowed to reallocate federal resources toward disaster relief, including housing and services for disaster victims.

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