Update - February 23, 2017 - The New York State Homes & Community Renewal has issued a response in regards to this release. Please click here to read it.
Freeport, NY - February 22, 2017 - Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads and New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran will be joined by architects, engineers, homeowners, house-lifters, civic leaders, construction workers, and more to call upon Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Rising to extend the deadline for Sandy-victim applicants to submit changes to the scope of project elevations.
Without warning, NY Rising imposed a new deadline of March 1, 2017, for applicants to submit elevation changes to NY Rising for reimbursement. More than 4 years after Superstorm Sandy, homeowners are still struggling to return to their homes due to construction and funding delays, and missing this deadline could mean that homeowners will lose their opportunity for reimbursement of unexpected costs related to elevation.
Legislator Rhoads has written to Governor Cuomo and New York Rising to request an extension of the deadline for the benefit of approximately 6,100 homeowners expected to submit elevation change application documents.
Where: 24 Polk Street, Freeport, NY
When: 11:00am, Thurs. February 23, 2017