Hurricane Sandy News
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.
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)
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
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.
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
GJNY takes a close look at the proposed subsidy package--worth nearly $130 million--for Fresh Direct to relocate to the South Bronx. In early 2012, Fresh Direct started a bidding war between New York City and New Jersey officials when it threatened to leave its current home in Long Island City, Queens. Learn more about the subsidies, job promises and the efforts of residents to block the on-line grocery retailer's move to their waterfront.
Good Jobs New York's analysis and recommendations regarding federal state and local resources used in the post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding.
Our database contains information on thousands of companies that received economic development subsidies in New York City.
Learn about major corporate giveaways to the financial industry, sports facilities and retail developments in New York City.