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

Sandy Survivors Have A Second Chance At Flood Insurance Proceeds

FEMA Announces Insurance Claims Review On May 15, 2015, over two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that people who submitted a Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claim and who are not satisfied with the amount of money they received for their losses may ask for a review of that claim. … Read moreSandy Survivors Have A Second Chance At Flood Insurance Proceeds

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!

Home owners living in high-risk flood areas need flood insurance and an emergency plan to protect crucial documents!

Some home owners that were affected by Superstorm Sandy didn’t have flood insurance—they may have not known they needed it because, for example, they no longer had a mortgage so they weren’t notified of the need for flood insurance. Even if you don’t have a mortgage, if your home is in a high risk area, … Read moreHome owners living in high-risk flood areas need flood insurance and an emergency plan to protect crucial documents!

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