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What are the rules regarding ongoing construction?
Construction must stop or be completed prior to the Damage Assessment being performed. Performing repairs after the Damage Assessment may require a new Environmental Review, which may impact eligibility.
How does ongoing construction affect projects that are potentially eligible for the Repair Program?
Build it Back will not be able to perform a Damage Assessment or Design Consultation until all in-progress repairs are complete and all work has stopped on the home. Performing repairs after the Damage Assessment may require a new Environmental Review, which may impact eligibility. All open permits must be closed in order for the applicant to move forward in the Repair Program.
How does ongoing construction affect projects that are potentially eligible for the Reimbursement Program?
Build it Back cannot reimburse applicants for any expenses incurred after the earlier of either October 29, 2013 or the date of the Damage Assessment. Work completed under contracts signed before October 29, 2013 may be eligible. These Reimbursement rules are based upon the Federal Requirements established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG-DR grantees, like Build It Back.
If NYC Department of Buildings demolished my home because of damage caused by Sandy, am I still eligible for Build It Back?
The demolition of your home by the Department of Buildings has no bearing on your eligibility for the Build It Back Program.