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Staten Island after the Hurricane Sandy
(Source: Flickr photo by Desiree Arroyo)

The Build it Back program serves to help people whose homes were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, but for many people this either wasn’t enough or they weren’t eligible for assistance. Now a new, privately funded program aims to distribute $15 million  in privately raised funds to homes across the city.

The funds come from the Mayor’s Fund and additional support from the Robin Hood Foundation, the American Red Cross and JPMorgan Chase.

According to the program’s site, reconstruction will begin immediately. If you’re interested in applying, call NRNYC at 212-455-9309 for more information.

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  • Nick the Rat

    Rioting at kings plaza. Nypd drills on the tenth paid off. Only 3 dead! Lol jk

  • Guest

    Ned, it’s my understanding that this program is available not just to people who were not eligible to people who may have qualified for Build It Back, but to those didn’t apply by the deadline. The intent is to catch some of the people who fell through the cracks. There are also income limits that folks should eyeball first to make sure they’re eligible.

  • Laura McKenna

    Ned, it’s my understanding that this program is available not just to
    people who were not eligible for Build
    It Back, but also to those who didn’t apply for Build It Back by the deadline. The elderly, for example, who often have less access to recovery information. The intent of the LISC program, according to the representative with whom I spoke last week, is to
    catch some of the people who fell through the cracks. There are also
    income limits that folks should eyeball before they apply to make sure they’re
    eligible.