Build It Back Progress Update--Progress Update, October 2016
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.
One City, Rebuilding Together--Progress Update, April 2015
As a result of Mayor de Blasio’s overhaul, the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO) and partners improved the Build It Back program while moving relief dollars to homeowners and multifamily property owners, expanding eligibility, and ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and City requirements.
In spring 2014, Mayor de Blasio overhauled Build It Back, taking a program weighed down by bureaucracy and implementing creative solutions to get relief to homeowners. The City took over direct management of Build It Back centers. It eliminated priority levels. It greatly increased its community presence. By the second anniversary of the storm, the effects of the overhaul were already being felt: 789 homes had started construction and 1,188 had received reimbursement checks. One year later, the pace of recovery is stronger than ever. Read the report.
One City, Rebuilding Together
In April 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio released the "One City, Rebuilding Together" report that describes how the City will continue to build a stronger, more resilient New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy After Action: Report and Recommendations
The Hurricane Sandy After Action Report is a comprehensive review of the City’s preparedness measures and recovery operations before, during, and after the storm. The After Action Report contains 59 recommendations to the strengthen the City’s capacity to respond quickly and effectively to future storms and other emergencies.
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Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City Hurricane Sandy 6-Month Update
Marking the six-month anniversary of the hurricane's landfall in New York, the Mayor's Fund released the Hurricane Sandy 6-Month Update, a report describing the progress and ongoing impact of public-private partnerships on the City's recovery from the storm. The Mayor's Fund has committed over $52 million to public-private recovery projects, as of this report.
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