Sandy 1 Year Later – Community Solutions in Recovery and Rebuilding Still Going Strong

Today marks the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  On October 29, 2012, Sandy blasted New York City with a record storm surge as high as 13 feet, as well as the Jersey Shore and New England, ultimately killing 159 people along the East Coast and damaging more than 650,000 homes. The storm caused $70 billion … Read moreSandy 1 Year Later – Community Solutions in Recovery and Rebuilding Still Going Strong

Still Trying to Figure Out Disaster Assistance and Benefits? Apply for a Disaster Case Manager to Help You!

For families and individuals affected by Sandy, the complex maze of benefits, loan applications, insurance paperwork, home repair or rebuild plans, etc., is overwhelming!  If you find yourself struggling to keep up with all the paperwork and pending deadlines for benefits – contact the New York Disaster Interfaith Services and request a free Disaster Case … Read moreStill Trying to Figure Out Disaster Assistance and Benefits? Apply for a Disaster Case Manager to Help You!

New Housing Repair Assistance for Homeowners Affected by Sandy

Governor Cuomo has announced that New York State’s Housing Recovery Program will fully compensate homeowners affected by Sandy, Irene and Lee for repair costs of damage due to earth movement not currently covered in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information about this and other assistance available from the state, call 1-855-697-7263 or visit … Read moreNew Housing Repair Assistance for Homeowners Affected by Sandy

In the market for a new car? Be aware – Scammers still selling Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars

Its been a year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged communities throughout New York and scammers are still trying to profit by the large numbers of water-damaged cars that were left in the debris. The Federal Trade Commission warned reports that more than 250,000 cars were left badly damaged after Sandy.  Out of this number, 212,000 of … Read moreIn the market for a new car? Be aware – Scammers still selling Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars

Sandy Recovery: Resources and Info for New Yorkers

Lea en Español This guide provides answers and information on resources for the most-commonly asked questions and issues coming up during the Sandy recovery process. FEMA Appeals and other Disaster Assistance Sandy Fraud Sandy Insurance Issues Sandy Legal Aid in NYC Housing Issues Tax Issues Assistance for Small Businesses and Community Groups Health Issues Hotlines … Read moreSandy Recovery: Resources and Info for New Yorkers

NY Sandy Victims Still Have to Watch Out for Contractor and Mortgage Scams

Sandy ravaged New York a year ago.  Yet, as families still struggle to put their lives together, there are scam artists preying on their frustration and desperation with getting repairs, struggling to keep their homes, or dealing with state and federal agencies.  Reports have found that scam artists posing as contractors or foreclosure “rescue” specialists … Read moreNY Sandy Victims Still Have to Watch Out for Contractor and Mortgage Scams

Have you signed up for the NYC Build it Back Program? If not, registration deadline is October 31

This program assists home owners, landlords and renters whose primary homes were damaged by Sandy.  But, the current registration deadline is  October 31!  You can register online at nyc.gov/builditback or you can call 311. Renters —go to this link for details: Build it Back info for Renters. Renters, you may be eligible for rental subsidy.  … Read moreHave you signed up for the NYC Build it Back Program? If not, registration deadline is October 31

Important new benefits coming to immigrants with the new State Health Insurance Exchange

Clic aquí para leer en español You may have started hearing about the new NY State Health Insurance Exchange coming 10/1/13.  Under the federal Affordable Care Act, an Exchange will be operating in every state starting in 2014. This Exchange will be like a marketplace where you will be able to shop for and enroll … Read moreImportant new benefits coming to immigrants with the new State Health Insurance Exchange