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Governor’s office of storm recovery (GOSR)

Single Family Homeowner Program


As a cornerstone of the State’s efforts to assist storm-impacted New Yorkers, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) operates the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program to facilitate home repairs, rehabilitation, mitigation, and elevation for the owners of single-family homes, two-family owner occupied properties, and manufactured homes. Seeing up to 300,000 housing units damaged, the State– from the very onset– made strategic decisions to speed up the distribution of funds, empower individuals in their own recoveries and provide them with opportunities to incorporate optional resiliency measures. Above all else, GOSR has recognized the extreme importance of getting families back in their homes, while simultaneously ensuring compliance with U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requirements.

Additionally, Interim Mortgage Assistance (IMA) is available to qualifying applicants that are paying both temporary housing costs and mortgage payments as their home is being repaired. Information on other Housing Recovery programs, including the Rental Properties, Condominiums & Co-Operatives, and Buyout & Acquisition programs, can be found here.


December 19, 2016 - Applicants who have not yet received their first payment must now provide evidence of all costs incurred in order to receive their full award. The Program provided these applicants with a letter and fact sheet explaining that awards will no longer be based solely on cost estimation but reflect the actual costs outlined in contract documents. If you received your first payment after December 19, 2016, please review the letter sent to you or refer to the links provided above.

December 2016 - The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has established comprehensive program deadlines for Single Family Housing 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 or refer to it linked above.

March 2016 - The Single Family Homeowner Program has closed the opportunity for applicants to opt-in for all Optional Items (Bulkhead, Elevation, and Optional Mitigation).

November 2016 -Applicants must finish all Optional Mitigation work prior to final site visit.

April 2014 - The Single Family Homeowner Program has closed and is no longer available to new applicants.


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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 displaced from your home due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee, please review the NY Rising General Information Notice to Tenants. If you have further questions regarding your eligibility call 406-282-3019  or email If you are the owner of rental unit and receiving repairs funded by NY Rising, review the NY Rising General Information Notice to Landlords. If you have further questions regarding NY Rising’s relocation policy, please call 406-282-3019  or email


What type of Program is this? Who is running this Program?

This is a State Program administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal.  It is federally funded through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR), which is administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

What types of assistance does this Program offer?

This Program offers awards for Repair, Reconstruction, Resilience and/or Reimbursement as well as Interim Mortgage Assistance for residential property damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. 

Who is eligible for assistance?

Owners of residential property damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee are eligible for assistance. The applicant must have owned and occupied the property as a primary residence at the time of the storm.  

How do I apply?

The Single Family Housing Program is no longer accepting applications.  The application period ended April 2014.

What will the program pay for?

The goal of this program is to help owners repair or reconstruct homes to a basic standard that meets minimum Federal, State and local building standards. In addition, the program will pay for improvements to increase the structure’s resiliency in the face of future storms. 




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