The City is using its CDBG-DR allocation to address the most urgent housing, business, resiliency, and infrastructure needs in neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. You can learn more about these programmatic areas in the Hurricane Sandy Action Plan.
The City has further designed and implemented specific programs related to each category that will address the greatest needs facing constituents and the City as a whole. For example, the City has developed separate programs to help single-family homeowners, and multi-family building owners and renters.
These Programs are carried out by a number of Citywide agencies and non-profit partners within the oversight of the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO) and the Mayor's Office Resiliency (MOR).
As the City's chief financial agency, the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves as grant manager for the City's allocation of CDBG-DR funding, overseeing programmatic activities to ensure that funds are spent in compliance with Federal regulations. The Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO) manages the Build It Back Program to return homeowners and tenants to their homes while the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) oversees the City's multilayered OneNYC climate resiliency program to help strengthen the City against future climate events.
The programs described in these sections do not include an additional $176 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). You can learn more about how this funding is being used by visiting our National Disaster Resilience page.