Welcome to NYC Housing Recovery


The NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations and the Build it Back Program are dedicated to helping New Yorkers living in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild their homes and get their lives back to normal.

Mayor de Blasio's "One City, Rebuilding Together" report details how the City is overhauling the Sandy recovery programs. On October 20, 2014 Mayor de Blasio announced that as a result of the overhaul, Build it Back had committed to have 1,000 homes under construction and 1,500 reimbursement checks issued by the end of the year.

Applicant Guidebook

Build it Back Applicant Guidebook (Last updated on June 27, 2014)

Translated Guidebooks: Arabic | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Korean | Russian | Spanish


Construction and Design Procurement for Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island

On December 11, NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery issued a new procurement for construction management and design firms that will greatly expand the City’s capacity to rebuild in communities recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The procurement also marks a renewed commitment to local hiring on recovery projects - increasing social and economic resiliency in Sandy-affected communities through substantial workforce investment.

To review the RFP, please click here. All submissions are due by January 30, 2015.


Customer Service

Build it Back Customer Service is available to answer questions Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Please call (212) 615-8329 or email housing@recovery.nyc.gov.


Center Locations

Mon: 2 PM - 8 PM | Tue - Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM | Sat: 10 AM - 4 PM | Sun: Closed 

Breezy Point
415 State Rd
Note: The Center's entrance is across the street from Beach 178th St.

Far Rockaway
10-01 Beach 20th St
Note: The Center's entrance is next to the Queens Library for Teens on the corner of Beach 20th and Cornaga Ave.

Coney Island
3050 West 21st St
Note: The Center is located at NYC HRA between Surf Ave and the Boardwalk.

Staten Island
1976 Hylan Blvd
Note: The Center is located at the Kia Dealership between Jefferson Ave and Stobe Ave.

In order to better serve our customers, Build it Back has established satellite offices in certain neighborhoods. Build it Back staff will be present at these offices at the times listed below. This list is subject to change.

To confirm that staff will be present at the location on a given date and time, please contact Customer Service at (212) 615-8329 or email housing@recovery.nyc.gov

Howard Beach
Office of Senator Joseph Addabbo
159-53 159-53 102nd St
Wed: 10 AM - 4 PM

Mill Basin
Office of Councilman Alan Maisel
2424 Ralph Ave
Tue: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thu: 10 AM - 4 PM


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