Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey, Cornwall Supervisor Richard Randazzo, and Blooming Grove Supervisor Jeroloman announced $2 million dollars in new funding for residents of Orange, Putnam, Ulster, Sullivan and other counties, who were affected by Hurricane Ida, but ineligible for previous federal aid. This funding will serve as a critical bridge to support those affected in these counties until the recently-passed federal funding from the Hurricane Ida supplemental is available for distribution.
“Since seeing the devastation Ida brought to our communities first-hand, I’ve been working to ensure my constituents across the Hudson Valley receive the support they need to get back on their feet” said Rep. Maloney. “While we fought to have Orange and Putnam included in previous federal support, I am proud to announce this new funding as it provides a critical lifeline for homeowners. I will continue advocating to ensure that funding from the recently-passed Ida funding supplemental comes to our communities in need.”
"Since the moment Hurricane Ida struck our communities, I have been fighting to secure assistance and support for upstate residents," said Rep. Delgado. "While Individual Assistance and Public Assistance has helped families and small businesses in Dutchess County, homeowners in Sullivan and Ulster counties still need support. Today's funding will help ensure folks get the disaster assistance they need to rebuild. I encourage folks affected by the storm to apply and reach out to my office with any questions.”
“Tropical Storm Ida tore through our community leaving a trail of destruction and hurt in its path,” said Executive MaryEllen Odell. “After being denied individual assistance by FEMA, I’m thankful to Congressman Maloney for working with the state to get alternative supplemental funds for our communities that were impacted so heavily. With this funding, individuals can better cope with the damages, and see their lives restored.”
“Orange County saw widespread damages from Tropical Storm Ida, and we’ve worked with our state and federal partners to request assistance from FEMA. In the absence of individual assistance from FEMA, I’m thankful to Congressman Maloney for securing additional funds through the state’s community and home renewal program for our residents,” said Executive Steven Neuhaus. “Throughout this entire process, we’ve worked together to identify damage and relay this information to the state. It’s about time we provide the necessary funds for emergency repair and home renewal for Orange County residents impacted by the storm.”
“Orange County’s cities and towns were hit hard by tropical storm Ida, and from day one Congressman Maloney has not stopped working for our residents to secure additional funding to help them repair their homes and increase their quality of life, said Mayor Torrance Harvey. “With this much needed funding, residents can get back to living their lives and not worry about the next rain storm. Thank you Congressman for always working on behalf of our residents.”
“Tropical Storm Ida put Blooming Grove under water. Our residents have been fighting to restore their homes to their pre-storm quality, and have tremendous need for assistance from our state and federal government,” said Supervisor Robert Jeroloman. “In the absence of FEMA individual assistance, Congressman Maloney worked with state and local officials to secure supplementary assistance for our residents. I encourage all of my affected residents to apply, and thank Congressman Maloney for championing this much needed aid.”
“Cornwall was devastated by Tropical Storm Ida. Our residents homes were destroyed by flood waters and debris. I’d like to thank Congressman Maloney for working so hard to secure funding for our residents to repair their homes and rebuild their lives,” said Supervisor Richard Randazzo. “When FEMA didn’t come through for us, Congressman Maloney sought creative and original ways to solve our resident’s problems. On behalf of all of the affected residents of Cornwall, thank you for securing the funding necessary for our residents to rebuild.”
Further Information on Newly-Announced AHC Funding:
- New York State Homes and Community Renewal will make $2 million in funding available under the Affordable Housing Corporation’s Affordable Home Ownership Development Program to assist homeowners in the impacted counties of Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, and New York.
- This program will offer emergency home repair assistance to impacted homeowners for whom FEMA Individual Assistance or other disaster recovery assistance is currently unavailable and is intended as an emergency support option until additional federal funding from the Ida Emergency Supplemental is available.
- Funding from this program will be limited to emergency housing repairs necessary to make the home safe, sanitary, and functional. The funding is also limited to an individual’s primary residence and those who meet the state’s income guidelines.
- Homeowners can apply beginning today, Monday, November 15.
- To assist homeowners, HCR has established a call center through the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, which homeowners can utilize to complete a pre-eligibility screening and be referred to a program administrator in their area. Homeowners should call 646-786-0888 to begin the process of applying for assistance.