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New Yorkers who have been forced out of their apartments due to fire or poor living conditions and are seeking temporary housing may be in for a surprise, if new regulations are approved. Currently, displaced tenants are given three options for temporary housing, with exceptions for people with "physical incapacity or illness" who can't meet city obligations. Under the reforms proposed by the Department of Housing and Preservation Development, those options will be severely limited. Legal Services attorney Edward Josephson argues that the changes are "out of step" with Mayor de Blasio's pledges to preserve affordable housing and curtail homelessness. [DNAinfo]