State to use $41 million to help communities still recovering from Hurricane Ida

The money will help renters relocate, reimburse people for repairs, support flood mitigation measures for public housing and assist local governments.

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2022, 10:09 AM

Updated 693 days ago

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New York is almost at the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ida and the state is allocating $41 million in federal funds to help communities that are still recovering.
The money will help renters relocate, reimburse people for repairs, support flood mitigation measures for public housing and assist local governments.
The plan focuses on low- and moderate-income communities that saw the worst of the flooding. Grant programs would go toward helping renters in flood prone areas relocate, reimburse people for repairs, support flood mitigation measures for public and affordable housing, and assist local governments address climate change.
New York state is hosting a pair of public hearings on a proposed plan to use the money. One of the hearings will be held at New Rochelle City Hall on Sept. 8 and another a virtual hearing is planned for Sept. 13.
Mamaroneck Mayor Tom Murphy says the village has too many low-income residents unable to get out of the flood zone."There's real action and the tragedy that happened on September 1; the silver lining is that it really spurred people to take action," said Murphy.
A written public comment period for residents to provide feedback on the plan is open from now until Sept. 28. The state is also holding a pair of hearings, one at New Rochelle City Hall on Sept. 8 and virtually on Sept. 13.  


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