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NY Rising Housing Recovery Program Deadline Near

WAMC photocomposite by Dave Lucas

Homeowners from Greene county down through the Catskills and Hudson Valley hit by flooding have two weeks left to apply for financial assistance from the state.

To date, the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has paid more than $280 million to 6,388 homeowners for damages that resulted from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee. The program funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of damaged homes.

Officials say every eligible homeowner who applied by January 20th has been issued a check for home reconstruction.

The deadline to complete applications for assistance in counties outside NYC is April 11.

The community buyout program in which neighborhoods can opt in to have the state buy out their entire neighborhood will also close April 11

Storm recovery outreach events will be held Saturday Macrh 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations: 

  • Greene County: Palenville Public Library, 3335 New York 23A, Palenville
  • Schoharie County: Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie, 173 South Grand St., Suite 1, Cobleskill
  • Delaware County: Sidney Civic Center, 21 Liberty Street, Sidney
  • Orange County: SUNY Orange Middletown Campus, 115 South Street, Middletown
  • Ulster County: The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, (Corner of Main St. and Clinton Ave. for GPS, use 244 Clinton Ave), Kingston

Homeowners interested in applying who cannot attend any of the meetings may do so by calling 1-855-697-7263 or visiting www.stormrecovery.ny.gov

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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