There are various financial resources designed to help businesses and homeowners recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Housing Counseling and Legal Services: As homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy continue the recovery process, many will struggle to make their mortgage payments due to unanticipated expenditures due to Sandy. The Center for New York City Neighborhoods can connect owners to free housing counseling and legal services. Call 646-786-0888 or dial 311 and ask for CNYCN. www.cnycn.org
City Property Tax Relief
On May 29, 2013, the NYC Department of Finance mailed revised Market Values for more than 88,000 properties affected by Hurricane Sandy. To learn more, read the Press Release. The new values for affected properties can be viewed on the Notice of Property Value page or by entering an affected property’s borough, block, and lot here.
Appealing Your Property Value
If you received a Revised Notice of Property Value due to Sandy and you believe your property value on the notice is too high, you can file an appeal with the New York City Tax Commission. To learn more, contact 311 or visit the Tax Commission’s website here.
Understanding your insurance options is essential to making sure you receive the maximum amount of support for rebuilding and getting back to normal
New York State Department of Financial Services has information on private insurance options, how to file a complaint or report fraud and more
FloodSmart.gov contains information on coverage for your home or business through the National Flood Insurance Program