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Priorities at NYC Build it Back
NYC Build it Back priorities help us meet the National Objectives determined by the rules of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). Applicant prioritization ensures that Build it Back meets the National Objectives to benefit low and moderate income persons, meet urgent needs, and prevent or eliminate slums or blight.
Click here to read more about priorities and to learn how to estimate your own NYC Build it Back priority. Here are a few helpful examples on determining priority:
The Pattons have three children and together earn a household income of $95,000. The damage assessor confirmed that their home was demolished by the City following the storm. The family is now living in a rented apartment.
The Patton household income and family size puts them in the 80-165% AMI range. Combined with the need to rebuild their home, the Patton family is Priority 1 for NYC Build it Back.
The Garcias have no children and together earn a household income of $43,000. The damage assessor confirmed that the kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor of their home were severely damaged during the storm.
The Garcia household income and family size puts them in the 0-80% AMI range. Combined with the need to repair their home, the Garcia family is Priority 1 for NYC Build it Back.
The Nortons have one child and together earn a household income of $83,000. The damage assessor confirmed that the boiler was damaged and replaced and that the basement drywall has been removed.
The Norton household income and family size puts them in the 80-165% AMI range. Combined with the need to repair home, the Norton family is Priority 2 for NYC Build it Back.
Beware of Contractor and Mortgage Modification Scams
Consumers need to be careful of scam artists who may pose as contractors or foreclosure "rescue" specialists to cheat unsuspecting homeowners out of money or even their homes. View the Public Service Announcements created by the Center for New York City Neighborhoods at the following links and share widely with your friends, colleagues, and neighbors!
Contractor Fraud PSA
Mortgage Fraud PSA