The City estimates that more than 69,000 residential units have been impacted by physical damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. In addition, many thousands of New Yorkers were temporarily displaced from their homes due to power outages or other service interruptions.
The City will use approximately $3 billion in CDBG-DR funding to address the needs of single-family households, multi-family households, displaced tenants, and public housing tenants.
The housing recovery programs supported by these funds are designed to meet the unmet needs identified within the CDBG-DR Action Plan and help people affected by Hurricane Sandy, including homeowners and tenants of rental properties obtain permanent, resilient housing.
To learn more about the City's housing recovery programs please see our CDBG-DR Action Plan, or visit the links below:
Build It Back Single-Family: The Build It Back Single Family Program is designed to assist owners of properties with one to four units affected by Hurricane Sandy. Homeowners may be eligible for one or more of the Program’s pathways: 1) Repair, 2) Repair with Elevation, 3) Rebuild, 4) Reimbursement, and 5) Acquisition.
Build It Back Multi-Family: The Build It Back Multi-Family Program is designed to assist owners of properties with five or more units affected by Hurricane Sandy. Rental properties, condominiums and cooperative buildings are all potentially eligible. Financial assistance will be provided to cover unmet needs for rehabilitation of buildings that sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy and to promote resiliency.
Temporary Disaster Assistance Program (TDAP): The Temporary Disaster Assistance Program provides temporary rental subsidies and housing referral assistance to eligible low-income renters who were affected by Hurricane Sandy and who remain displaced from their homes as a result of the storm. The type of assistance offered depends on household income.
Build It Back: Workforce Development: The Workforce Development Program is a partnership between Build It Back and the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to provide workforce training to Sandy-impacted residents. Opportunities available to Sandy-impacted New Yorkers include: 1) Job matching and recruitment events; 2) Job-training vouchers for union pre-apprenticeship programs; and 3) Career counseling, resume editing, and practice interviews.
Public Housing - NYCHA: New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is utilizing CDBG-DR and FEMA funding to strengthen public housing buildings, increase storm surge protection, and provide infrastructure upgrades. NYCHA's recovery and resiliency work is projected to include 200 buildings in 33 NYCHA developments damaged by Hurricane Sandy.