Eye on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Money

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GJNY testifies at the New York City Council Committee hearing on Sandy Transparency Bill

On Monday, December 2nd the New York City Council Committee on Finance held a follow-up public hearing on Intro 1040-a, to get answers to many questions that came up during the November 15th hearing.


October 27, 2013: Turn The Tide: One Year After Sandy, Demand A Just Rebuilding!

On October 27th, meet at City Hall to Turn the Tide, and demand a just, sustainable rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy!


October 10, 2013: Groups Chide Officials on Lack of Transparency and Community Engagement

Read the public statement released by Good Jobs New York with more than a dozen groups calling on the city to increase transparency measures to boost efforts at communicating with community organizations.



Volunteer and Construction Groups Active in NY Sandy Recovery

Surveyed voluntary organizations working in New York City plan to provide more than 1,205 rebuild services in 2014 Based on individual reporting, the following voluntary agencies plan to provide more than 1,200 rebuild services in New York City in 2014.


HUD Releases Updated Program Requirements for CDBG-DR Recipients

On October 28, 2013 HUD announced a second round of recovery funds worth $5.1 billion to be allocated to five Sandy-affected states and New York City.

Action Plans for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Funds

The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 allows for $16 billion of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to be allocated to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and other recent disasters. Text of the legislation and summaries can be found at the Library of Congress website or d