FEMA Extends Deadline to Request Hurricane Sandy Claims Review

Do you think you were underpaid by your flood insurance? You may be eligible to have your claim reviewed. The Requests for FEMA Flood Insurance Claims Review have been extended to Oct. 15th, 2015. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that any additional flood insurance proceeds up to $20,000 will not … Read moreFEMA Extends Deadline to Request Hurricane Sandy Claims Review

3 steps you can take now to fight your FEMA recoupment

 (Photo: Pamela Andrade) Just weeks after the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, FEMA has expanded efforts to “recoup”—that is, to demand repayment of—millions of dollars in disaster assistance given to Superstorm Sandy victims.    In notices recently received by storm victims across New York, FEMA has demanded repayment of disaster assistance awards—some totaling tens of … Read more3 steps you can take now to fight your FEMA recoupment

New rules to help Hurricane Sandy victims

Mayor de Blasio released his long-awaited report evaluating NYC’s Sandy response and detailing his plan to overhaul the Build it Back program. The reforms introduce by de Blasio include: an increase in eligibility for 4,000 homeowners who have already made repairs for government assistance; a plan to have construction started on 500 homes and have … Read moreNew rules to help Hurricane Sandy victims

Having problems with your Sandy-related claims?

Reports of problems with insurance companies are surfacing. The Washington Post is reporting that insurance companies are  shortchanging victims of Hurricane Sandy and either not paying or underpaying the claims. The article states, “Many homeowners who got slammed by Hurricane Sandy one year ago are finding that their flood insurance checks are nowhere near large … Read moreHaving problems with your Sandy-related claims?

Sandy Survivors—Flood Insurance Deadlines Are Approaching!

If you have a flood insurance claim, you must submit a new “proof of loss”  to preserve your claim to your insurance company for what you might be still owed.  Proof of loss consists of three special forms and supporting documentation. FEMA has extended the proof of loss deadline, stating all of this proof of … Read moreSandy Survivors—Flood Insurance Deadlines Are Approaching!

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

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