Homeowners from Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Ontario, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, and Dutchess Counties can now access grants of up to $50,000 for flood damages. Applications begin on August 11. This initiative aligns with Governor Kathy Hochul’s commitment to supporting New Yorkers affected by the recent severe floods.
Governor Hochul has sanctioned up to $3 million to aid eligible homeowners across eight counties affected by the recent floods and storm damages. The aid is specifically for homeowners who experienced damage to their primary residence. This new financial support is an addition to a similar $3 million allocated last month for flood victims.
Governor Hochul expressed her commitment to assisting New York citizens affected by these calamities, aiming to help them repair and restore their homes. These grants will address the damage sustained in primary residences, provided homeowners meet the income guidelines set by the program. The New York State Homes and Community Renewal will be supervising the grant program, with various non-profits assisting in its execution across counties.
**What can the grant cover?**
Qualified repairs range from fixing or replacing electrical and plumbing systems, heating systems, appliances, flooring, to windows, doors, siding, roofing, and more. The grant amount, up to $50,000, will be determined by the extent of damage as assessed by local program administrators.
To qualify, the applicant must be a homeowner residing in one of the designated counties and should have an income that is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.
Various state officials and county representatives lauded Governor Hochul’s swift response and commitment to addressing the crisis. They also emphasized their continuous efforts to secure more resources and aid for the affected citizens, thanking the state and Governor Hochul for their unwavering support.
Eligible homeowners can commence their applications from Friday, August 11. For more information, visit http://hcr.ny.gov/ahc-flood-assistance-program
Rockland County Executive Ed Day said, “My administration feels for the families who were impacted by this recent storm, and I send my sincere appreciation to Governor Kathy Hochul and her team for remembering the residents who are still dealing with the aftermath of this. We encourage residents who need financial support to apply for the assistance now available from the State of New York.”