Southern Brooklyn

For Those Who Aren’t Eligible for ‘Build It Back’, There’s A New Program

Staten Island after the Hurricane Sandy
(Source: Flickr photo by Desiree Arroyo)

The Build it Back program serves to help people whose homes were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, but for many people this either wasn’t enough or they weren’t eligible for assistance. Now a new, privately funded program aims to distribute $15 million  in privately raised funds to homes across the city.

The funds come from the Mayor’s Fund and additional support from the Robin Hood Foundation, the American Red Cross and JPMorgan Chase.

According to the program’s site, reconstruction will begin immediately. If you’re interested in applying, call NRNYC at 212-455-9309 for more information.