Housing Recovery Information for Individuals Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
The Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO) was set up after Hurricane Sandy to return affected residents to permanent, safe, and sustainable housing. The HRO website hosts a wealth of information for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy, including guidance on mitigation and building resiliency for homeowners looking to rebuild or retrofit their homes.
In December 2012, Mayor Bloomberg created the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) to address how to create a more resilient New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with a long-term focus on preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change. In June, the Mayor released a comprehensive report with actionable recommendations both for rebuilding the communities impacted by Sandy and increasing the resilience of infrastructure and buildings citywide.
Read PlaNYC: A Stonger, More Resilient New York