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.
COMPLETING THE BUILD IT BACK PROGRAM
As we approach the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is nearing the completion of the Build It Back program. Through Build It Back, the City has prioritized homeowners and waterfront communities – ensuring that these New Yorkers have the resources necessary to recover and make their homes and communities more resilient. Funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funds (CDBG-DR), Build It Back provides assistance to homeowners after all other forms of disaster assistance have been exhausted.
Build It Back is helping 8,300 homeowners and landlords of 1-4 unit homes, housing a total of 12,500 families. In the hardest hit waterfront communities, Build It Back is rebuilding and elevating almost 1,400 homes to today’s stringent regulations for flood compliance. Another 6,500 homeowners with moderate Sandy damage are being assisted with repair and reimbursement - helping neighborhoods that were not in the floodplain when Sandy hit and homeowners who did not have flood insurance. Build It Back has served 99 percent of all active homeowners by starting construction, reimbursement of repairs, or acquisition of their homes. For 87 percent of homeowners, Build It Back has completed construction, reimbursement, and acquisition of homes.
Over 7,200 or
87 percent of all 8,300 homeowners
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have been served
Number provided as of date of report
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Please be advised there will no longer be weekend office hours.
In order to reduce long term physical and financial risk, Build It Back established a rebuild-relocation program within a defined hazard mitigation zone (HMZ). Within the HMZ, the City will reduce future risk to eligible Build It Back applicants by offering the option to be relocated to City owned property further inland. Additionally, the damaged private property acquired by the City will be used to further neighborhood wide resiliency efforts through deed restrictions limiting future development. Find out more here.
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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.
Build It Back Customer Service is available to answer questions Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Please call (212) 615-8329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONSTRUCTION SERVICE CENTERS
Brooklyn Construction Services Center
1380 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11236
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
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
17 West Market Street
Queens, NY 11697
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