Mayor, FEMA Launch NYC Rapid Repairs

NYC Rapid Repairs, a partnership between New York City and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will help displaced New Yorkers repair their hurricane-damaged homes -- so that they can go back.

To apply, New York residents must have a FEMA ID number, available regardless of insurance coverage or mortgage status. Register for a FEMA ID at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

The program will be administered through Rapid Repair Restoration Centers set up around the city.  Find the nearest location at nyc.gov or by calling 311.

As Mayor Bloomberg announced last week, contractors assigned to the hardest-hit areas of the city will hire subcontractors to do the repairs.

The contractors have been working with the Department of Buildings over the weekend to determine which homes will be included in the first phase of the program. Homes with a green placard (meaning they are structurally sound) located on a street with power are eligible for Phase I.

The storm destroyed an estimated 1,000 one and two-family residences, with the storm surge damaging between 70,000 and 80,000 residences.

FEMA will pay homeowners who lost electricity or heat about $30,000 against uncovered damages.

The article from NY 1.

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