Community Grant Rebuilding Program Deadline Feb 4

Proposals must be received by Monday, February 4, 2013 The focus of the second round of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund’s grant program is to support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities. Funding will support the following recovery and rebuilding activities: Mold removal and remediation; Electrical, heating and systems repairs and replacement; and Structural repairs to … Continue reading

New Disaster Homeownership Repair And Rebuilding Fund

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is providing new funding for homeowners whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. 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. This is a grant, not a loan, and it does not need … Continue reading

Volunteer Update for 12/20: Help Needed in Rockaways, 520 Clinton, Red Hook, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island

We have a lot of work to be done this week. The People’s Medical Relief needs help spreading the word about free vaccine clinics in the Rockaways, 520 Clinton needs help tomorrow loading trucks with furniture, Red Hook and Sheepshead Bay has put the call out for volunteers every day of the week for a multitude of jobs and World … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

The USDA has approved New York State’s proposal on a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) initiative in New York City’s most devastated areas (please see the below and attached for specific information). The initiative has a limited duration of seven days and HRA will begin the application process on December 12, 2012. Application Transportation Information Eligible Zip Codes (Living … Continue reading


Shouldering the Costs: Who Pays in the Aftermath of Sandy? StrikeDebt Report

This report is a preliminary and living document highlighting the economic effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. It examines how the use of loans as the main form of “aid” to disaster-impacted communities is not effective at addressing individual or community needs. Further, the use of loans may lead to disastrous longer-term economic consequences for the impacted communities. Continue reading

Free Legal Services in Red Hook

Red Hook Initiative will be partnering with @legalaidnyc to offer free legal services to Red Hook residents post-Sandy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12–3pm (ongoing). Information Website:  Twitter: @legalaidnyc Facebook: