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 improve the resiliency of homes and communities.

By the end of October 2017, 99 percent of program participants had received checks and/or commenced construction. In addition, 92 percent of City managed single family homes are complete.

The October 2017 Progress Update can be found here.  Previous reports can be found here.

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Please be advised that Build It Back Construction Centers will not be open Saturday, October 7, 2017. They will also be closed on Monday October 9, 2017 for Columbus Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.


August 14, 2017


Build It Back Program Seeks Subject Matter Experts

The Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations (“HRO”) through the New York City (“City”) Department of Environmental Protection (the “Department” or “DEP”) requires the services of one or more Subject Matter Experts (“SME”) to provide specialized program management services to support the City’s Build It Back Program (the “Program”). This notice has also been published in the City Record, the official paper of the City of New York.


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Calling All Contractors and Subcontractors

Build It Back and the Department of Design and Construction are expanding their capacity to allow for resilient development at a neighborhood-wide scale. To learn more about contracting and subcontracting and to apply for the pre-qualified list of contractors, please visit: nyc.gov/ddc.

Temporary Relocation Assistance

Build It Back is proud to partner with the Center for NYC  Neighborhoods (CNYCN) and New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) to offer Temporary Housing Services for homeowners displaced by construction on their homes. Please refer to the flyer at this link for further information. Build It Back now offers financial assistance for housing costs to homeowners who must temporarily vacate their properties due to Build It Back construction. Please click here for additional info.

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.


Brooklyn Construction Services Center
1380 Rockaway Parkway 
Brooklyn NY 11236

Staten Island
Staten Island Construction Services Center
600-602 Midland Avenue
Staten Island NY 10306

Queens Construction Services Centers
158-29 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach NY 11414

The Build It Back Construction Service Centers will be open six days a week to serve homeowners.

Monday - 9am-5pm
Tuesday - 9am-5pm
Wednesday - 9am-5pm
Thursdays - 9am-8pm
Friday - 9am-5pm
Saturday - 10am-2pm 


Coney Island
1906 Mermaid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Wednesdays by appointment

Council Member Treyger’s Office, Brighton Beach
445 Neptune Avenue, Room 2C
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Monday, 5PM-8PM


Breezy Point
17 West Market Street
Queens, NY 11697
Thursday, 11AM-6PM

10-01 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Tuesday, 9AM-5PM; 5PM-7PM (by appointment only)
Wednesday-Thursday, 9AM-5PM

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