Announcements

December 23, 2015
Build It Back Center Holiday Hours
Centers will be closed on the following dates:

12/24 (Centers close at 3PM)
12/25
12/26
12/31 (Ft. Tilden Center closes at 12PM, all other Centers close at 3PM)
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December 22, 2015
NEW BUILD IT BACK CONSTRUCTION SERVICES CENTERS

As we move forward towards our goal of completing this program by the end of 2016, and with more and more homes under construction, we are transitioning our case management centers to expand our focus on construction services. On January 1, 2016, we will be opening up three new construction services centers and several neighborhood satellite offices in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. At the same time, we will be moving case management services from the old offices into these new centers (and closing the old offices as of January 1) so that applicants can access all services in the same location.

At the Build it Back Construction Service Centers or Satellite Offices, homeowners can:

  • Review their project scope of work
  • Sign Grant Agreements and other Program documents
  • Receive temporary housing assistance
  • Meet with Program representatives to address questions/concerns

The Build it Back Construction Service Centers or Satellite Offices can be reached at 212-615-8329. 

Please note the new locations:

CONSTRUCTION SERVICE CENTERS
Brooklyn
Brooklyn Construction Services Center
1380 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11235

Staten Island
Staten Island Construction Services Center
Our new Staten Island Center will be opening shortly. We will send more details in the coming days.

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

1001 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

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 

SATELITE 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

December 15, 2015
Build it Back Announces Final Pathway Selection Deadline
On October 29th, Mayor de Blasio announced that the Build it Back single family program will be complete by the end of 2016. To meet this goal, all applicants’ current selected pathways will be considered final as of December 31, 2015.

We are in position to move all applicants forward with their selected option – and complete the program by the end of 2016 - because of significant outreach and casework through the summer and fall. We appreciate your responsiveness!

We also broadened our options offered to include a Direct Grant program, a discretionary elevation program, and an additional City-managed acquisition program, which helped meet applicant needs.

As of January 1, 2016, applicants will no longer be able to move between pathways to help ensure Build it Back can complete the program by the end of 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Build it Back Customer Service at housing@recovery.nyc.gov or 212-615-8329.

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