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FEMA Wants at Least $5.8M in Superstorm Sandy Aid Repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. The Federal …

NYC Mayor Announces $108M for Storm-Hit Brooklyn Housing Project

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sept. 5 that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to …

New York City Exceeds Post-Sandy Housing Recovery Goal

New York City says it has exceeded its post-Sandy housing recovery goal, reimbursing 500 homeowners and starting construction on 500 homes by Labor Day. The director of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Housing Recovery tells the Wall Street Journal …

In Sandy Turnaround Test, New York City Says It’ll Meet Goal

A home-repair program in New York City has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they’re positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The milestone …

N.Y. Announces $175M Fund to Cover Local Costs of Post-Sandy Rebuilding

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday $175 million in funding to cover local governments’ costs to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy. When participating in FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program, local governments and public entities are …

NYC Sandy Rebuilding Is Now on Track, Mayor de Blasio Says

An often-criticized initiative to rebuild Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes has started work on more than 130, finished 30 and dispensed more than $6.3 million to reimburse homeowners for reconstruction costs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. He said …

Christie: All Eligible Sandy-Damaged Homes in N.J. Will Get Funding to Rebuild

All New Jersey homeowners who were put on a waiting list for the state’s signature post-Superstorm Sandy housing program will receive funding to rebuild, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday. Christie said at a town hall-style meeting in Stafford …

N.J.’s Congressional Delegation Raises Sandy Concerns With HUD Chief

Members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation have raised concerns about delays in helping homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in Washington on May 8. They say Donovan has made a …

New Jersey Dispersed Just 25% of Federal Sandy Aid in 11 Months

New Jersey officials say they dispersed just 25 percent of the state’s first large allocation of federal Superstorm Sandy aid in the first 11 months. That is a finding of a quarterly state report released last week on the dozens …

NYC Mayor Pledges to Reform Maligned Sandy Rebuilding Program

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report on April 17 that examined New York City’s recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to …