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Governor’s office of storm recovery (GOSR)

Rental Properties Program

As of February 16, 2016, the NY Rising Rental Properties Program will be closing. No new applications to the program will be accepted after this date.

The Rental Properties Program invites applications from owners of storm-damaged rental properties of all types and sizes that were offered for full-time, year-round lease at the time of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. These properties may include single-family homes, townhouses, apartment buildings, or any other legal dwelling.
 
Effective July 12, 2016, NY Rising Rental Property Program closed the opportunity for applicants to opt-in for all Optional Items (Elevation, Optional Mitigation and Bulkhead) to any future applicant. To continue to be eligible to participate in the Optional Items component of the NY Rising Rental Property Program, Applicants must adhere to the program deadlines. Elevation pre-certs and bulkhead MCCs are due to the Program on November 15, 2016. All elevation plans and permits are due to the program on February 1, 2017.
 
Effective November 15th, applicants must finish all Optional Mitigation work prior to final site visit. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact your Customer Representative or call 516-830-4949.

 

The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has established comprehensive program deadlines for Rental Properties applicants. The Program sent active applicants with incomplete projects the NOTICE OF DEADLINES FOR YOUR FUNDING AND COMPLETION OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT which details program deadlines and resources available to finish incomplete projects within a year’s time. If you are an active program applicant, please review the notice sent to you and also linked above.

 
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To comply with the Uniform Relocation Act, NY Rising provides assistance to tenants required to leave damaged rental properties where NY Rising funded home repairs. If you are  a rental tenant who was displaced from your home due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, please call 406-282-3019  or email  nysandyhelp.sm.ura@nysandyhelp.ny.gov to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

FAQs

What Rental Properties are eligible?

All storm damaged rental properties which are leased on a year-round basis and are located in one of the eligible counties. Seasonal rentals, non-primary residences, and second homes are not eligible.

I live in one unit of my three-family town house, and rent out the other units to tenants on a year round basis. Is this an eligible Rental Property?

Yes.

I own a unit in a condominium or co-op which I rent out to tenant on a permanent year round basis. Is this an eligible Rental Property?

Yes. However, if your condominium or cooperative is also applying for benefits pertaining to damage to the common elements of the property, you may also be asked to complete a brief “eligibility” or “CM” application. 

May tenants (renters) apply?

No, this program does not provide direct benefits to tenants. However, if you are a tenant in a building was damaged by the storm, you can advise your landlord about the program.

My primary residence is in a co-op, in which I own shares, and which I have a proprietary lease allowing me to occupy the unit. Should I apply under the Rental Property program?

No. Please apply under the Co-op/Condo program.

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