NEW YORK-NYC Rapid Repair is a new program that will assist repairing damages to homes weathered during Superstorm Sandy.
“In the neighborhoods hardest hit by Sandy, homeowners need help fixing their homes – and they need it now,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Previously residents would be left to themselves to organize repairs, which can be a long process. The new program will see city inspectors make quick assessments of damages. Teams of contractors will then follow making the repairs.
The joint venture between Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the city aims to make a speedy recovery. “The city will lead the effort to get more home repairs done more quickly and more efficiently,” said Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel.
NYC Rapid Repairs will begin on Tuesday Nov. 13. Homeowners can sign up at NYC.gov or by calling 311. A FEMA ID will be required, this can be obtained by registering at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.
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