Shorefront Y's Emergency Response Post Sandy
The Shorefront YM-YWHA, located at the ocean in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, has served as the epicenter of disaster relief for all of the south Brooklyn neighborhoods hard hit by Hurricane Sandy since the storm hit on October 29, 2012. We have and will continue to work with residents, business and community groups throughout the Coney Island Peninsula and beyond--Sea Gate, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach and Canarsie. The Shorefront Y will remain committed to this work for as long as it takes to ensure that our community members receive the help they need and life in our neighborhoods emerges even stronger than before the storm.
Mayor Bloomberg has announced NYC Build it Back, a new City program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants in the five boroughs whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. NYC Build it Back provides multiple pathways to help affected residents return to more sustainable housing and recover out-of-pocket costs resulting from the storm.
The program complements assistance already provided by FEMA, private insurance claims and other sources. Homeowners & landlords with primary residences in the five boroughs are encouraged to apply to find out how they may be eligible forthe program by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/builditback.
What are we doing now?
Quick facts about the Shorefront Y's Sandy Response since October 29, 2012.
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