Hurricane Sandy Relief Resources

Post date: Nov 8, 2012 11:46:51 PM

Sheepshead Bay was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. The storm surge pushed water above the pier, over Emmons Avenue, up all the side streets, beyond the Belt Parkway, and up into main and residential streets. The area has been devastated and the community is struggling to rebuild.

Bay Improvement Group's answering machine was destroyed in the flood. If you wish to reach us, please email bayimprovementgrp [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • Disaster Relief questions: 800-621-FEMA

  • Councilman Lew Fidler’s Office: 718-241-9330

  • Senator Marty Golden’s Office: 718-238-6044

  • Be sure to register for the NYC Rapid Repairs program. You MUST have a FEMA number to register. Click here for more information.

  • Homeowners who have already qualified for FEMA housing assistance grants can now also obtain up to an additional $10,000 through the Governor’s Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund. You MUST have a FEMA number, and certain criteria must be met. Click here for details.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses following a disaster. Apply with them for a personal property loan for your home and/or car. Click here for information.

Below are additional links to useful resources during this time of crisis. Please send us your suggestions for additional links.



NYC Office of Emergency Management RESOURCE PAGE

Brooklyn Borough Hall LEGAL CLINIC Borough Hall is hosting a Sandy Relief Legal Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays to assist with storm related legal and application assistance in regards to insurance claims, FEMA applications and appeals, public assistance, and housing.

Small Business LOANS from the Mayor's Emergency Loan fund are interest-free for the first six months and 1% interest for the following 24 months.

Small Business GRANTS of up to $10,000 through the Office of the Mayor. Available to local businesses already seeking low-interest loans through the City’s existing Emergency Loan Fund.




NYS Div. of Homeland Security & Emergency Management HURRICANE SANDY INFO

NYC RAPID RESPONSE information & form for home repairs in Zone A.

The City is working with several contractors to assess damage to your home from Hurricane Sandy and make the necessary repairs so that you and your family can safely return home. NYC Rapid Repairs is a program for property owners. If you rent your home and there are unsafe conditions, call 311.