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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. 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.

UPDATES

In February 2014, the State began disseminating payments through the Interim Mortgage Assistance (IMA) program, thereby working to supplement funding for families who have accrued further housing costs.

Effective March 31, 2016, NY Rising Single Family Homeowner 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 Single-Family Housing Program, Applicants must adhere to the program deadlines. Elevation pre-certs and bulkhead MCCs are due to the Program on August 1st, 2016. All elevation plans and permits are due to the program on November 15, 2016.

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 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 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 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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