If Hurricane Sandy damaged your home, you may receive assistance rebuilding or repairing your home with the launch of the NYC Rapid Repair Program.
City officials established the program, beginning tomorrow, which will assist those hardest hit by Sandy to repair their homes and restore power in a streamlined manner.
Contractors, plumbers, and electricians will canvass homes that need repairs and perform them. Homeowners can also make arrangements for repairs and later apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement.
Starting Tuesday, November 13, 2012, you can make an appointment for Rapid Repair service. First, you must have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA by going to DisasterAssistance.gov, and have a FEMA ID number.
Then, sign up for the NYC Rapid Repair services by registering online, calling 311 or visiting a Disaster Assistance Service Center and registering there.
A contractor will come to your home and assess the damage, then a work order will be created and contractors will fix the home.
“A house, or an apartment complex or a commercial building where the electrical facilities were underwater, it is a safety problem. And I’m very proud that the City of New York has streamlined the process,” said Nick Lizanich of LIPA to NY1.