August 15, 2016


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

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.

June 30, 2016


Build It Back has received reports that an individual(s) claiming to represent Build It Back is contacting Program applicants seeking personal information.  DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Please report any calls or suspicious activity to the New York City Department of Investigation's Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fraud Hotline at 212-825-5959.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Build It Back directly at 212-615-8329.

February 10, 2016
Build It Back, BP Adams, and CM Treyger Announce Update to Efforts to Help Homeowners Relocate During Construction
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February 5, 2016
In support of the Build It Back Acquisition Program, a new RFP for contractors experienced in performing real estate transaction services was released. Please see the below link for more information.
PRI Legal Request for Proposals

January 27, 2016
Please note that there are now two addendums to the procurement for Temporary Housing providers.

    Addendum 1 amends the original Notice of Intent to Enter into Negotiations.
    Addendum 2 concerns eligible relocation-related expenses.

Access the addendums

January 12, 2016
The Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery today released the procurement for new Temporary Housing Service providers for Build It Back applicants needing to relocate during construction. The new providers, which will be fully funded by the City through existing HUD CDBG-DR funding, will allow the program to continue to accelerate construction as it moves aggressively towards Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal of completion by the end of 2016.

Access the procurement.

HRO is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate a temporary housing program to assist displaced homeowners during Build It Back construction. Vendors will provide access to: (1) a stock of available apartments ready for immediate occupancy, (2) subsidies for rent and moving expenses, (3) apartments conducive to homeowner needs, including accommodations for pets, (4) emergency hotel placements for homeowners who must immediately vacate their homes.

January 5, 2016

Build It Back Announces Comprehensive Effort to Help Homeowners Relocate During Construction
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December 22, 2015
Build It Back Announces New Construction Services Centers
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December 15, 2015
Build It Back Announces Final Pathway Selection Deadline
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October 29, 2015
Marking Sandy Anniversary, Mayor de Blasio Announces that Build It Back Program will be complete by end of 2016
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October 22, 2015
De Blasio Administration Releases Progress Report on Sandy Recovery and Resiliency
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