NY has resources to help properties and homeowners recover from Lake Ontario flooding

Staff Reports Posted 31 May 2017 at 10:07 am

To expedite repairs and the construction of shoreline stabilization projects, Governor Cuomo declared a disaster emergency on May 2, 2017 in counties impacted by spring flooding along the Lake Ontario Coastline: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne.

The governor and the state followed up on this response with two programs to help homeowners and municipalities recover.

$10 Million Municipalities Funds

On May 22, 2017, the Governor announced $10 million in state funding available to assist eligible local municipalities in impacted counties with recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and culverts, as well as public water and sewer infrastructure. The funding is available through HCR and applications are now open to municipal governments in the affected counties.

$7 Million Homeowner Funds

New York State Homes and Community Renewal will make available up to $7 million in Affordable Homeownership Development Program Funds through the Affordable Housing Corporation to provide recovery assistance as quickly as possible in the aftermath of flooding that has impacted homeowners, for which insurance or other disaster recovery assistance is not available or insufficient.

Click here for more information about the flood assistance programs.

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