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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

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

Zoning Text Amendment

On March 30, Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery (HRO), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of City Planning (DCP) proposed a zoning text amendment to accelerate post-Hurricane Sandy recovery and enable flood-resilient building construction in certain waterfront neighborhoods throughout the flood zone. The proposed amendment will be applicable in certain areas of Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn that have experienced a high concentration of damage and where thousands of properties are expected to be elevated or rebuilt to comply with flood-resistant construction standards and to protect property owners against higher flood insurance premiums. Learn more

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


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

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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