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Rep. Yvette Clarke Lends Helping Hand to Sandy Victim

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Brooklyn Rep. Yvette Clarke's office says it's going to reach out to the city on behalf of a woman who's been living in deplorable conditions since Hurricane Sandy.

On Tuesday, NY1 introduced you to Tricia Nazario of Gerritsen Beach.

The single, unemployed mother of two is living in a home with no first floor.

They're living upstairs in three rooms.

On the first floor, mold grows on the walls and sewage leaks into puddles.

She says she can't afford to fix anything or move anywhere else.

She said she registered for the city's "Build it Back" program, but hasn't heard back and she is afraid she won't qualify because her sisters, who have an income, are also owners of the house.

We reached out to Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration Tuesday and Wednesday but have not gotten an answer.

But Nazario says she's feeling a little more encouraged after meeting with Clarke on Wednesday.

"I hope that good things do come out of it and I'm able to get the stuff done that needs to be done,” said Nazario.

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