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.

By the end of 2016, the City expects over 90 percent of program participants will have received checks and/or commenced construction. In addition, by the end of 2016, approximately 75 percent of City managed single family homes will be complete.

The program's significant momentum over the past two years stems from the Mayor's overhaul of Build It Back in 2014. Details of the overhaul and the areas of progress can be found in the October 2015 update to the City's "One City Rebuilding Together" report.

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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Build It Back Acquisition Program is seeking qualified contractors for the demolition of vacant properties and sites. Please see the below link for more information on the newly released Invitation for Bids.

PRI Invitation For Bids

Due to the upcoming holidays, Build It Back Service Centers will be closed for:

December 24
December 25
December 26
December 31
January 1
January 2

October 20, 2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE

Since Mayor Bill de Blasio took on overhauling Build It Back in 2014, the program has made significant strides, serving thousands of homeowners over the past three years. Read more about the progress made and the challenges the program still faces in the October 2016 Build It Back Progress Update, as the City continues to work towards its commitment to make each and every eligible homeowner whole.

October 18, 2016

The Build It Back Acquisition Program is seeking qualified contractors for the demolition of vacant properties and sites. Please see the below link for more information on the newly released Invitation for Bids.
PRI Invitation For Bids

September 22, 2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE

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.

August 15, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note that as of Monday, August 22, 2016 the hours of operation for the Build It Back Construction Service Center in Far Rockaway have changed. The Far Rockaway center is open for appointments and walk-ins Tuesdays through Thursdays. Grant Agreement meetings may be scheduled at Far Rockaway center on Tuesdays only.

Current hours at this location are:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9AM-5PM / 5PM-7PM (by appointment only)
Wednesday: 9AM-5PM
Thursday: 9AM-5PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED

August 10, 2016
The Build It Back Acquisition Program is seeking qualified contractors for fencing, securing, and maintenance of vacant sites. Please see the below link for more information on the newly released Invitation for Bids.
PRI Invitation For Bids

July 19, 2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE


As we work to finish the Build It Back single family program and help homeowners return to safe and resilient housing as quickly as possible, we are asking homeowners to make final decisions, final payments, and plan to move out of their homes so we can finish the work.

 These include deadlines for:

  • Approving design
  • Paying transfer amounts
  • Moving out

Please refer to the notice at this link for complete information on deadlines that may affect your participation in Build It Back.

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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 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.

CONSTRUCTION SERVICE CENTERS

Brooklyn
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
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 

SATELLITE OFFICES

Brooklyn
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

Queens
Breezy Point
17 West Market Street
Queens, NY 11697
Thursday, 2PM-7PM

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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