Hurricane Sandy News

City Comptroller audit digs out details of Build it Back administrative problems

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released his office's audit report examining administration of the Build it Back program by the the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations. The audit found that two subcontractors, Solix and URS, hired to do the administrative work of the Build it Back program were highly inefficient and ineffective. The comptroller voiced concern that the city continues an informal agreement with both firms. They were paid $7 million in contracts. 

Read More...

New York City releases proposed amendment to action plan detailing use of $994 million CDBG-DR funds - GJNY submits comments

On December 19, 2014 New York City officials released a proposed Action Plan Amendment 8 (Substantial Amendment) For CDBG-DR Funds, describing the proposed use of the third and final tranche of funding available through the federal Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, worth $994 million. The release of the proosed amendment triggers the beginning of a 30-day public comment period. Comments were due January 19, 2015. GJNY and others submitted comments (see links below)

Read More...

Sandy rebuilding workforce development initiatives announced

At a Sandy Recovery Opportunity and Resource Fair, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced between the Mayor's Housing Recovery Office, the Department of Small Business Services and citywide Workforce 1 Centers to require that al

Read More...

Third and Final Round of $2.5 billion of CDBG-DR Funds for Sandy-impacted Region published in Federal Register

On October 16, 2014 notice of the third allocation of CDBG-DR funds was published in the federal register. This triggers the timeline for amendments to the action plan, which will require 30 days for public comment before being submitted to HUD for final approval.

Read More...

Sandy Update: NYC releases its quarterly performance report on CDBG-DR funds

The report, also posted at the NYC Recovery website, covers the period April 1 - June 30, 2014.

Read More...

HUD Announces winners of the Rebuild by Design competition - $920 million to be distributed to six design projects

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced six winning projects of its Rebuild by Design Competition.

Read More...

GJNY Launches Eye on Hurricane Sandy Money database

Today, Good Jobs New York launched our Eye on Hurricane Sandy Money database to help boost transparency about how much and which government agencies have allocated Hurricane Sandy funds in New York City. The database will be a useful a tool for many New Yorkers including those working at community-based organizations, elected officials, journalists and anyone advocating for a fair and equitable rebuilding. 

Learn more about GJNY's Eye on Hurricane Sandy Money Database

Read More...