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March 18, 2014

Deadline nears to apply for storm damage funds

The deadline for upstate homeowners to apply for state funds to assist with recovery from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee is April 1, according to a media release.

The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has distributed more than $280 million to 6,388 homeowners for damages that resulted from those events. Every eligible homeowner who applied by January 20 has been issued a check for home reconstruction. Additionally, through its buyout and acquisition program, the state has made offers totaling more than $293 million to purchase the homes of 709 homeowners.

The funds were made available through the state’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Homeowners interested in applying may do so by calling 1-855-697-7263 or visiting

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