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The Unmet Needs Roundtable
            Amount:  Based on need
            Application:  Available through case management.
            Additional Info:  www.nydis.org
            *Assistance is available for undocumented families.


Empire State Relief Fund (Inactive)
            Amount:  Based on need
            Application:  Contact info@empirestaterelief.com
            Additional Info:  www.reliefny.org


NHS Emergency Loan Program (Inactive)
                Amount: Based on need
                Application: Contact www.nhsnyc.org
                Additional Info: See flyer here.

Flood Insurance (Preparing for Storms Ahead):
Floods can happen anywhere at any time, but certain areas are particularly prone to flooding.
To help communities understand their risk, flood maps (Flood Insurance Rate Maps, FIRMs) have been created to show the locations of high-risk, moderate-to-low risk and undetermined-risk areas.

To prepare for a flood, it is important for individuals and community partners to know they should:

• Avoid building in a floodplain unless you elevate and reinforce your home. Create a personal flood file containing information about all your possessions and keep it in a secure place. For more information about safeguarding your possessions, visit www.knowyourstuff.org.

• Develop a family emergency plan.

For more information about flooding and flood insurance, visit www.FloodSmart.gov.


FEMA Extends Deadline to Request Hurricane Sandy Claims Review (Inactive)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for flood insurance policyholders to submit their Hurricane Sandy Claims for review. The last day to submit claims is now Oct. 15, 2015. FEMA has been mailing letters to approximately 142,000 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed claims resulting from Hurricane Sandy, offering them an opportunity to have their files reviewed. Resources:
- Fact Sheets on Claims Review Process: English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Polish
- Direct inquiries: FEMA HQ Newsdesk at 202-646-3272 or Fema-News-Desk@fema.dhs.gov



Make the Road New York (Individual Casework Services and Assistances)
Make the Road New York is providing Disaster Case Management and resource coordination services for up to 90 clients in the Midland Beach area in Staten Island.  718-727-1222


Jewish Community Center of Rockaway Peninsula (Inactive)
JCCRP is providing Disaster Case Management services and helping with access to social services benefits, counseling and feeing services, help applying for food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, housing and crisis intervention for Sandy-affected clients in the Rockaways, as well as Howard Beach and Broad channel.  718-327-7755


Council of Jewish Organization (COJO) (Inactive)
Providing case management, coordination of services within COJO and with other link agencies in the various boroughs, as well as information and referrals, temporary and permanent relocation to new residences, benefits assistance, legal counseling, job placement, and guidance in filing for FEMA PA and insurance company claims. General Telephone Number: (718) 377-2900.

NYDISnet and NYDISnet ALERTS:
Email News or Alerts for NYC Congregations, FBOs and Religious Leaders:
• Register Here: (Click Here) (the system will note that you are from NYC)
• Archive: NYDISnet ALERT 10.28.12: (Click Here)


Manuals:

• Disaster Spiritual Care/Mental Health for Religious Leaders: (Click Here)


Tip Sheets:

• NDIN Disaster Tip Sheets for U.S. Religious Leaders: (Click Here)

• NDIN Disaster Tip Sheets for Faith Community Partners: (Click Here)


SBA Loans for Churches and Other Houses of Worship of Any Size (Inactive)
• Loans up to $2 million for Physical Property Losses
• Interest rates as low as 3% for non-profit organizations
• Loan repayment terms up to 30 years
Apply to SBA online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
For additional program details contact SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or www.sba.gov

Bridge Fund
The Bridge Fund of New York City welcomes applications for working-poor clients in need of emergency financial assistance (interest-free loans and grants) to pay rental arrears that threaten eviction or for short-term rent subsidies.  They also serve individuals who receive benefits based on a work history, such as Social Security Retirement, workers compensation, disability insurance, unemployment and Veterans. Bridge Fund New York does not accept self-referrals; DCMs must apply on behalf of their clients.


Brooklyn Community Foundation-Brooklyn Recovery Fund: Online Resources
For a one-stop-shop of recovery resources for community members, leaders and grant organizations, visit http://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/. On the website, you'll find information on grant opportunities, government funding, and policy. Additionally, information and links to corresponding resources: housing, mold, local businesses, disaster case management, physical and mental health, legal, sustainability and planning, and funding and resources for organizations are included. 


Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN)
Several banks and loan servicers are offering Sandy survivors  mortgage relief (including "forbearance," which is a reduction or postponement of payments).  If your mortgage provider is listed, contact them and ask for forbearance.  Once you get it, the CNYCN can help you modify your loan at no charge.  Visit www.cnycn.org for more information, or call 646-786-0888 for housing counseling and legal assistance.


Heartshare Energy Assistance Program
Working in partnership with National Grid, Con Edison and Entergy, HeartShare makes grants of up to $200 to those in need or those on the verge of having their services disconnected. Each year, HeartShare helps thousands of low-income individuals and families throughout New York City and Westchester pay their heating and cooling bills. For more information, click here .


Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP is a federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.
The HEAP heating equipment repair and replacement component is available to help eligible low-income homeowners repair or replace primary heating equipment necessary to keep the home's primary heating source functional. Visit the web for more information at http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/.


Need Help Paying the Bills

Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you with help paying your bills, mortgage and debt, show you how to save money, as well as provide some tips and ways to pay bills when money is tight. Visit the website at http://www.needhelppayingbills.com.

Operation Hope - Hope Coalition America
Hope Coalition America offers free financial services to survivors affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Services include:

  • Disaster Recovery Budget
  • Paying a Mortgage on a Destroyed Home
  • Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
  • Assistance with Obtaining copies of destroyed documents
  • Insurance claims assistance
  • Recovery Seminars and Financial Case Management

Hope Coalition is the national emergency preparedness and financial recovery division of Operation Hope, Inc., America's leading provider of economic empowerment programs and services.  For more information, click (here).


Insurance
For those who suffered damages to home, car, personal property, etc. this should be your first line of defense. Find your insurance papers to review your policy and file an insurance claim as soon as possible. Each claimant should ask about coverage, deductible, and any included options. 

Any paperwork to support the value of what was damaged will strengthen your claim. Take pictures and keep receipts.

• For Insurance or Banking Issues call 1-800-339-1759

Insurance Information Institute http://www.iii.org/

• To file insurance complaints www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/fileacomplaint.htm


Neighborhood Housing Services
Repair grants and low-interest loans.  Visit www.nhsnyc.org or call 212-519-2500, or visit Asian Americans for Equality at www.aafe.org or call 212-979-8988.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors can provide homeowners of 1-4 family buildings help with mortgage modification and/or foreclosure prevention as well as with:

  • Payment of past due property taxes
  • Payment of past due water bills
  • Refinancing of a mortgage at affordable rates possibly as low as 4%
  • Negotiation of delinquent second mortgages
  • Escrows arrears
  • Replacing force placed insurance
  • Able to provide no-cost individual assessments and/or plans for flood resiliency*/waterproofing of the home
  • Preparing applications for the NYSMAP which can provide homeowners with up to 40,000 soft loan/grant dollars to make sure family is able to cure mortgage and/or related expenses

For more information, call 718-237-2017.


New York Mortgage Coalition
The New York Mortgage Coalition has been funded for Insurance Counseling and Education.  Please contact Elizabeth Malone at Elizabeth.M@anhd.org or call 212-742-0762 for assistance and information.


NYC Culture: Resources for Cultural Organizations

www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/downloads/pdf/disaster_relief_resources_for_cultural_organizations.pdf

United Policyholders

A national non-profit that has been helping disaster survivors navigate insurance issues on the road to recovery since 1991. The organization offers free tips, sample letters, and an "Ask an Expert" forum online. UP's Executive Director is a native New Yorker and former insurance analyst with the New York State Consumer Protection Board. UP does not accept funding from insurance companies.


Bridge Fund (Inactive)

The Bridge Fund of New York City welcomes applications for working-poor clients in need of emergency financial assistance (interest-free loans and grants) to pay rental arrears that threaten eviction or for short-term rent subsidies.  They also serve individuals who receive benefits based on a work history, such as Social Security Retirement, workers compensation, disability insurance, unemployment and Veterans. Bridge Fund New York does not accept self-referrals; DCMs must apply on behalf of their clients.

American Red Cross in Greater New York
Phone:  1-877-733-2767
Website:  www.nyredcross.org


City Harvest
Phone:  646-412-0979
Website:  www.cityharvest.org


Food Bank for New York City
Phone:  212-894-8060
Website: www.foodbanknyc.org/foodprogramlocator


Neighborhood Guide to Food and Assistance
Includes local information on Food Stamps, Meals for Kids, Senior Meals, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, Farmers' Markets, and more.
Access the PDF here.  ( 6,651kb PDF file)

New York Hurricane Sandy Grants Information
    •
Grants Information PDF

Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Your Health
(NYC DOHMH)
New Yorkers living in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy face many challenges as they rebuild their homes and their lives. This site provides information on health issues associated with living in flood-damaged areas and around large-scale reconstruction, and on resources that are available.

Health issues:
• Advice for those living in homes without heat
• Information on how to make home repairs safely - controlling dust, removing mold, cleaning sewage backups
• Updates on outdoor air quality, and water quality
• Tips for staying healthy
• Stress and Mental Health Issues
• News updates for communities affected by the hurricane
Visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/em/html/home/home.shtml


Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services can be called if a physically and/or mentally impaired adult 18 years of age or older is in need of services and has no one to assist them.
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/psa/

To report adult abuse call (New York State only): 1-800-342-3009 (Press 6) or contact the local county Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/localdss.asp


Child Protective Services
Child Protective Services can be called if a child (under 18) is in need of services and has no one to assist them http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cps/
Or call: 1-800-342-3720; TDD/TTY: 1-800-638-5163


Centers for Disease Control - Lost Power Health Safety

CDC: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/needtoknow.asp

Disaster Information Management Research Center
Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Health-Related Resources


Health Tips for Debris Removal/Muck-Out Volunteers

• Cleanup in Air Around Your Home (EPA): 
   http://www.epa.gov/sandy/pdf/floodcleanupandairinyourhome.pdf


NYC Health Insurance and Medicaid
Any New York City resident who lacks health insurance and, due to financial losses or other circumstances as a result of the storm, and believes they may be eligible for public health insurance can go online to ACCESS NYC to see if they may be eligible.
HRA is working with New York State to ensure that Medicaid recipients' coverage and Home Care recipients' services will not be disrupted by Hurricane Sandy.  The Medicaid program and Home Care program are taking steps to give affected consumers additional time to respond to renewals and other requests for information.  Call Medicaid Helpline 1-888-692-6116  or any Medicaid office in New York City.

NHS Emergency Loan Program (NEW)

The Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City Emergency Loan Program is offering low interest rate loans. For more information please call 718-469-4679 or visit www.nhsnyc.org. See attached flyer here.

NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Rapid Building Supplies Program
The Rapid Building Supplies program is designed to expedite how quickly rebuild organizations get access to needed building supplies. Any current New York City homeowner who is in Superstorm Sandy Disaster Case Management (DCM) qualifies, regardless of FEMA
approval or immigration status. Any non-profit rebuild organization collaborating with a DCM can submit an itemized list of needed building supplies for any rebuild project - the DCMs must si multaneously submit the homeowner's budget demonstrating unmet needs. Applications must be completed within three business days. For more information, email NYDIS here.
To download or view poster.


NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Emergency Heat Program
The Fall/Winter Emergency Heat program is designed to, on an emergency basis, fix Sandy- impacted homeowners' furnace/heating, to prevent utility shut-off and/or to secure fuel deliveries. Any current New York City homeowner who is in Superstorm Sandy Disaster Case Management (DCM) qualifies, regardless of FEMA approval or immigration status. Any DCM can call NYDIS to request assistance with an emergency-heat need, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. A contractor will be dispatched within 12 hours, with the bill to be paid that same day.  DCMs will have three business days to submit the client's data and budget demonstrating Sandy-related unmet needs (budgets do not need to demonstrate sustainability for emergency assistance). For more information, email NYDIS here.
To download or view poster.


Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (NEW)

If your home or business is damaged by a flood, you may be required to meet certain building requirements in your community to reduce future flood damage before you repair or rebuild. To help you cover the costs of meeting those requirements, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) includes Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage for all new and renewed Standard Flood Insurance Policies.  Flood insurance policyholders in high-risk areas, also known as special flood hazard areas, can get up to $30,000 to help pay the costs to bring their home or business into compliance with their community's floodplain ordinance. For more information, click here.


ABFE Information: FEMA's Advisory Base Flood Elevation

• ABFE Frequently Asked Questions http://www.region2coastal.com/faqs/advisory-bfe-faq

Anyone with questions or comments about ABFEs can call the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Help Center at 1-800-427-4661 or fill out the online form at http://www.region2coastal.com/contacts.


Cooper Square Committee
Helps low-income cooperative high rises in the Lower East Side with greening projects and access to structural repairs.   212-228-8210 ext. 3, or angee@coopersquare.org


Friends of Rockaway

Friends of Rockaways are repairing Sandy-affected homes in the Rockaway community in Queens.  To fill out an application go to www.friendsofrockaway.org or print a paper application and take to 2-13 Beach 88 Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11693.


Fifth Avenue Committee - Guidelines to Building Resiliency for 1-4 Family Homes
Fifth Avenue Committee has released a "Guidelines to Building Resiliency for 1-4 Family Homes" summary of the variety of resiliency plans, rebuilding guidelines, NYC zoning and code changes. The booklet can be found here. Visit the Fifth Avenue Committee website for information on Sandy recovery efforts in Red Hook and Gowanus.


Governor Cuomo's Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund
If your home was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo's Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund can help you.  Homeowners who have already qualified for FEMA housing assistance grants can now also obtain up to an additional $10,000 through the Governor's Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund.  This is a grant, not a loan, and does not need to be repaid.
For more information, call 855-NYS-SANDY (855-697-7263)


LISC NRNYC Home Repair Program
Neighborhood Revitalization NYC (NRNYC), an affiliate of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will assist homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy at no cost to the homeowner. The NRNYC Home Repair Program is paid for with private funds from the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the American Red Cross, JP Morgan Chase and the Robin Hood Foundation and developed in partnership with the City of New York. The program will provide a range of non-structural and structural repairs to between 400 and 600 1-4 unit homes in New York City. Participants in this program will be low-income homeowners not currently registered or eligible for the New York City Build it Back program. Homeowners will be referred to this program by Build it Back and case managers from LISC's partner organizations. For more information click here.


National Grid: Assistance for Residential Customers
National Grid is providing $30 million in aid to assist its gas customers and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy on Long Island and Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Rockaways in rebuilding and reconnecting to the gas network. Additional information can be obtained through the company's website at: www1.nationalgridus.com/NewYork.


Neighborhood Housing Services Construction Service

Neighborhood Housing Services is offering free assistance with estimates, construction advice, work review & assessment.  For information call 718-469-4679.  This is for South Brooklyn only.


NYC Build It Back Program

Build it Back Center Locations and Hours
Monday: 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Far Rockaway
10-01 Beach 20th Street
Note: The Center's entrance is next to the Queens Library for Teens on the corner of Beach 20th and Cornaga Avenue.

Breezy Point 
415 State Rd
Note: The Center's entrance is across the street from Beach 178th St.

Coney Island
3050 West 21st St
Note: The Center is located at NYC HRA between Surf Ave and the Boardwalk.



Staten Island
1976 Hylan Blvd
Note: The Center is located at the Kia Dealership between Jefferson and Stobe Avenues.


NYC DOB: Search for Skilled Trade Licensees/ General Contractors
Click here to see if a contractor is licensed.
http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/LicenseTypeServlet?vlfirst=N


NYC.gov Tips: Rebuilding NYC After Hurricane Sandy
A Guide to New Code and Zoning Standards
www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/pdf/rebuilding_after_hurricane_sandy.pdf
Information about Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

www.nyc.gov/html/om/pdf/2013/eo_qa_013013.pdf

NY Rising Housing Recovery Program
Homeowners who suffered damage to their property from Superstorm Sandy may be eligible for financial assistance through the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program. Click here for types of assistance available.


Operation Hope Home Contractor Resources
Before committing to a contractor to repair to rebuild your home, review these documents for key considerations before signing a contract.
Your Home Repair Contract
HCA Residential Inspection & Repair


Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is currently accepting applications. Cases need to be referred through DCM with an application filled out.  Any questions DCM's have about the application process can be forwarded to Rebuilding Together Program Manager, Brianna McKinney via email.


Richmond Senior Services Repair Work Available for Seniors

For senior citizens with homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Richmond Senior Services has home repair services available.  For more information, contact Beverly Neuhaus at 718-816-1811 Extension 1 or rss500@earthlink.net.  This is for Staten Island only. 

LISC NRNYC Home Repair Program (Inactive)
Neighborhood Revitalization NYC (NRNYC), an affiliate of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will assist homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy at no cost to the homeowner. The NRNYC Home Repair Program is paid for with private funds from the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the American Red Cross, JP Morgan Chase and the Robin Hood Foundation and developed in partnership with the City of New York. The program will provide a range of non-structural and structural repairs to between 400 and 600 1-4 unit homes in New York City. Participants in this program will be low-income homeowners not currently registered or eligible for the New York City Build it Back program. Homeowners will be referred to this program by Build it Back and case managers from LISC's partner organizations. For more information click here.


Governor Cuomo's Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund (Inactive)
If your home was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo's Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund can help you.  Homeowners who have already qualified for FEMA housing assistance grants can now also obtain up to an additional $10,000 through the Governor's Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund.  This is a grant, not a loan, and does not need to be repaid.
For more information, call 855-NYS-SANDY (855-697-7263)

DOROT Homelessness Prevention Program and Aftercare
For seniors who are homeless or facing homelessness, DOROT's Homeless Prevention Program (HPP), a transitional residence in Manhattan, offers safe, temporary housing; meals; counseling; and assistance in finding a permanent home.  Available to seniors 60 or older who are homeless or facing homelessness.
For further information or to refer a homeless senior, call the 212-580-0001.


Encore Community Services - Affordable Housing for Seniors
These housing facilities are aimed at providing safe and decent housing for seniors.  For more information, please call 212-581-3490 or visit www.encorecommunityservices.org.


Foreclosure Guide - Empire Justice Center
This guide is designed to empower homeowners with knowledge of the mortgage foreclosure process so they can do their best to prevent the loss of their home through foreclosure.  The tool provides information about the process and guides homeowners through the steps they must take to defend themselves.  Access the guide here.


FEMA Proof of Loss Insurance
A Proof of Loss is a form used by the policyholder to support the amount they are claiming under their policy, which must then be signed and sworn to, and submitted with supporting documentation.
If your Standard Flood Insurance Policy was issued by a Write Your Own program-participating insurance company, please contact your insurance agent or the carrier directly to find out the proper address for submitting your Proof of Loss with supporting documentation.
If your Standard Flood Insurance Policy was issued by FEMA directly through the Direct Servicing Agent, the only addresses to which your Proof of Loss and supporting documentation must be sent is the following:
Regular Mail: NFIP Direct Servicing Agent, P.O. Box 2966, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-1366
Overnight Mail: NFIP Direct Servicing Agent, 7701 College Blvd., Suite 150, Overland Park, KS 66210
Proof of Loss Form ( 404kb PDF file)


Flood Insurance (Preparing for Storms Ahead):
Floods can happen anywhere at any time, but certain areas are particularly prone to flooding.
To help communities understand their risk, flood maps (Flood Insurance Rate Maps, FIRMs) have been created to show the locations of high-risk, moderate-to-low risk and undetermined-risk areas.
To prepare for a flood, it is important to for individuals and community partners to know they should:

1. Avoid building in a floodplain unless you elevate and reinforce your home.
2. Create a Personal Flood File:

   • Containing with information about your possessions and keep it in a secure place.

   • For more information about safeguarding your possessions, visit www.knowyourstuff.org.

3. Develop a family emergency plan.

For more information, visit www.FloodSmart.gov.


Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP): Lower Monthly Mortgage Payments
Homeowners struggling to stay in their homes may be eligible to apply for the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in order to lower their monthly mortgage payments and make them more affordable.  Homeowners should contact their mortgage servicer as soon as possible to begin the HAMP evaluation process.

For more information, visit

www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/lower-payments/Pages/hamp.aspx


HUD: Rental Housing Assistance for Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York State

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will provide temporary rental assistance for eligible families displaced by Hurricane Sandy through the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Sandy (DHAP-Sandy). DHAP-Sandy will provide no more than 12 months of short term rental assistance to families deemed eligible by FEMA. Read the DHAP Sandy Fact sheet here.


Information for Families

Some brokers have apartments in every borough; some in only one or two boroughs. Information for Families' Real Estate Brokers List is a helpful tool when apartment hunting. Read the list here.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors can provide homeowners of 1-4 family buildings help with mortgage modification and/or foreclosure prevention as well as with:

   • Payment of past due property taxes

   • Payment of past due water bills

   • Refinancing of a mortgage at affordable rates possibly as low as 4%

   • Negotiation of delinquent second mortgages

   • Escrows arrears

   • Replacing force placed insurance

   • Able to provide no-cost individual assessments and/or plans for flood resiliency*/waterproofing of the home

   • Preparing applications for the NYSMAP which can provide homeowners with up to 40,000 soft loan/grant dollars to make sure family is able to cure mortgage and/or related expenses

For more information, call 718-237-2017.


NY State Housing Choice Vouchers
NY State's Housing Cehoice vouchers are available to assist very low income residents who have been permanently displaced. For more information, go to  http://www.nyshcr.org/Programs/section8hcv/.


Sandy Recovery Symposium II Resources
CONTRACTORS
Model of Contract for Contractor Estimates and Final Contract
How to hire a contractor.

REBUILD TIPS
Restoring Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
Cleaning Flooded Buildings
Fine Homebuilding Videos
Rebuilding After Sandy Legislation and Information

ELEVATION
What is my Base Flood Elevation?
Building Above The BFE
Foundation Recommendations for Elevated Homes
Homeowners Guide to Retrofitting

FLOOD INSURANCE
Do I need flood insurance?
Risk, Resiliency, and Reality
Answers to flood insurance questions.
Information on residential, costal construction.
Biggert-Waters Reform Act of 2012


Urban Edge: No Fee Rentals
Guide to Temporary & Permanent Housing Options for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy.


HUD: Rental Housing Assistance for Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York State (Inactive)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will provide temporary rental assistance for eligible families displaced by Hurricane Sandy through the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Sandy (DHAP-Sandy). DHAP-Sandy will provide no more than 12 months of short term rental assistance to families deemed eligible by FEMA. Read the DHAP Sandy Fact sheet here.

El Centro
El Centro provides assistance to immigrant workers and their families.  Call 718-420-6466 for more information.
www.elcentronyc.org


Empire State Justice Center:
Access to Disaster Benefits for Immigrants Without Status


FEMA: Information for Undocumented Immigrants, please visit:
www.fema.gov/news-release/questions-and-answers-undocumented-immigrants-
regarding-fema-assistance


LawHelpNY - Legal Assistance
www.lawhelpny.org


Lutheran Social Services of New York Sandy Legal Representation Project
The Sandy Legal Representation Project at Lutheran Social Services of New York (LSSNY) is designed to provide free, needed legal services to immigrant and undocumented survivors of Superstorm Sandy. We are currently accepting referrals to this program.
Please contact Priya Patel at ppatel@lssny.org or (212) 265-1826 ext. 3009 for additional information, or to refer a client.

LSSNY Sandy Legal Representation Project - English
LSSNY Sandy Legal Representation Project - Spanish


NDIN: Immigrant Eligibility for Disaster Assistance:
http://www.n-din.org/ndin_resources/tipsheets_v1208/23_NDIN_TS_ImmigrantEligiblity.pdf


New York City Office of Immigrant Affairs
Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrant New Yorkers
www.nyc.gov/html/imm/downloads/Sandy%20Materials/Hurricane%20
Sandy_MOIA%20Guide_120612_final.pdf


New York Immigration Coalition:
www.thenyic.org/HurricaneSandy


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Relief Measures
For more information on USCIS humanitarian programs, visit www.uscis.gov or
Or, call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. Hearing-impaired persons can call 1-800-767-1833.


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): VISAs
Visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program may visit a local USCIS office for assistance. Please check whether your local USCIS office is open before going. Individuals affected by the hurricane who are at a U.S. airport may contact the nearest U.S. Customs and Border Protection office for assistance.

For more information on USCIS humanitarian programs, visit www.uscis.gov or
Or, call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. Hearing-impaired persons can call 1-800-767-1833.

Please check back at www.uscis.gov for any additional information that may follow.

Pro Bono Legal Services for FEMA Recoupment Process
If you encounter disaster survivors who are subject to recoupment, below are some pro bono legal service entities that can assist them with the recoupment processClick here


Brooklyn Jubilee Attorneys

Brooklyn Jubilee will start offering free legal services for homeowners and tenants at Investor Bank on Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay starting on July 29th. For more information, click here.


Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic: The Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic will be staffed by disaster relief-trained law students and volunteer attorneys, who will offer storm-related legal and application assistance in regards to insurance claims, FEMA applications and appeals, public assistance, and housing.

Walk-ins are welcome.

• Location:  
     • Brooklyn Borough Hall
       209 Joralemon Street
       Room 320
       Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:
      718-802-3890

Email:
    sandyrelief@brooklynbp.nyc.gov 

Hours of operation:
     • Tuesdays: 1- 4PM
     • Thursdays: 9AM-12PM


HUD Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling
HUD-approved housing counseling agencies are available to provide you with the information and assistance you need to avoid foreclosure. Foreclosure prevention counseling services are provided free of charge by nonprofit housing counseling agencies working in partnership with the Federal Government. These agencies are funded, in part, by HUD and NeighborWorks® America. Click here for a list of agencies in NYC.

National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) G rantees


The Lawyers Alliance for New York:

Legal information about disaster relief: Visit:
www.lawyersalliance.org/disaster_relief.php


 MFY Providing Free Legal Assistance: MFY is offering free counseling, regardless of immigration status, on disaster benefits, unemployment issues, and other legal issues. Furthermore, the Workplace Justice Project is getting the word out that workers who lost wages because of the storm may be eligible for compensation. For more information, click here.


My New York Legal Help
Legal news and information for New Yorkers

http://www.mynewyorklegalhelp.com/

Legal Aid Society
Our core service is to provide free legal assistance to New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem.
199 Water Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
Disaster relief hotline 888-663-6880
www.legal-aid.org/en/home.aspx


Legal Services NYC
Legal Services NYC provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low‐income people throughout New York City.
350 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, New York
Citywide Sandy Recovery Hotline 347-592-2411, operates 10-3 M-F
www.LegalServicesNYC.org


New York Legal Assistance Group
In the wake of Sandy, NYLAG has mobilized a legal aid disaster relief program to help victims of the storm deal in New York City and Long Island with a range of issues.
7 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004
Storm Response Legal Hotline: 212-584-3365
Email: stormhelp@nylag.org
www.nylag.org


New York Peace Institute
Mediation Services for Sandy Related Disputes: If you are in a conflict with a landlord, insurance adjuster, family member, or neighbor over a Sandy related issue,  click here to find out information about free mediation services to resolve the dispute. 


Brooklyn Jubilee Attorneys (Inactive)
Brooklyn Jubilee will start offering free legal services for homeowners and tenants at Investor Bank on Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. For more information, click here.


Counseling Support for Build it Back Applicants (Inactive)
Build it Back offers counseling referrals to eligible applicants who may need additional assistance moving their application forward. The Build it Back Counseling Partners are experts in housing, financial and legal issues with experience working in affected communities. They can work with clients one-on-one to resolve tough challenges related to their applications. Counseling is provided at no cost to individuals who are eligible and registered. Find out more here.

iHelp: Sandy Stress Relief
iHelp will provide internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy to New York residents who are experiencing prolonged mental health effects of Superstorm Sandy.  For more information, visit the website or call 1-866-793-2765.


Lifenet
Lifenet is a free and confidential help line for New York City residents, available 24/7. The hotline's trained mental health professionals provide support and help callers find mental health and substance abuse services

• Call 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)

• Spanish: 1-877-298-3373
• Korean and Chinese: 1-877-990-8585
• Hearing Impaired: 1-212-982-5284


Lutheran Counseling Center (LCC)

LCC provides counseling services to victims of Super Storm Sandy with mental health issues related to the storm, including such things as depression, grief from loss of property/job/etc., anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, marriage counseling and family counseling. Because of grant and donor funding, this invaluable help is at little to no cost. Services are provided at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Ave., Bay Ridge.
For more information, call 800-317-1173. 


Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
Provides a comprehensive network of mental health and social services for individuals and families at
every stage of life. Provide mental health and budget counseling. Monday through Friday 9am to 5 pm
Must have appointment.
135 West 50th St, New York, NY 10020
212-582-9100 or toll-free 1-888-523-2769
www.jbfcs.org


National Disaster Distress Helpline: Hurricane Sandy Resources

The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone in New York State struggling with emotional distress related to Hurricane Sandy. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990; "Press 1" for Hurricane Sandy) and SMS (text "TalkWithUs" to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text "Hablanos" to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Sandy survivors, first responders, and anyone who may be experiencing ongoing distress, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts/feelings and other mental health concerns. Calls and texts are answered by trained crisis counselors from a DDH-supported network of Sandy "Affected Area Centers" staffed by MHA-NYC and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. For more information visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or email lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.org.

NIA Community Services Network
NIA provides free counseling sevices to all age groups in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Individual and group counseling sessions are available are offered. For more information, click (here).


Stress During Disasters Tip Sheet:
Disasters can lead to emotional distress.

• English - (Click Here)
• Spanish - (Click Here)
• Arabic - (Click Here)
• Korean - (Click Here)
• Creole - (Click Here)
• Russian - (Click Here)
• Chinese - (Click Here)


Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) - Post Disaster Distress Program
VNSNY is collaborating with the American Red Cross to offer a program to treat post-disaster distress symptoms for Superstorm Sandy survivors.  Services include high quality, client-centered, strength and evidenced based care through one on one (12 weeks) and group sessions, as well as psycho-education and public education presentations.  To make a referral or to contact VNSNY directly and learn more about the program, please call 1-718-888-6955 or email Kerry.symon@vnsny.org.


House of Hope: A Space to Heal (Inactive)

House of Hope provides health screenings, faith-sharing and dinner, trauma therapcy, Zumba and Yoga, and Crisis counseling for Superstorm Sandy-impacted survivors. All activities are free of cost. Hours of operations: Tuesdays, 10am - 9pm; Mondays and Saturdays 10am - 2pm.  Contact Pastor Karen for more information or if you would like to host a free emotional care activity for your community at Karen_jackson@projecthospitality.org or 718-448-1544 x166.


Our Space Counseling Center - Coney Island  (Inactive)

OUR SPACE will be providing FREE counseling services and programs at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly, 2828 Neptune Avenue, 11224. We serve all ages and backgrounds. This is NOT a religious program. Confidential appointments are available on Fridays from 12-8pm. Please call (718) 333-0321 for more details or see the flyer.

Mold Remediation, and Clean Up Tips

Resource Page: www.epa.gov/sandy/
Cleanup in Air Around Your Home (EPA): www.epa.gov/sandy/pdf/floodcleanupandairinyourhome.pdf


Federal Flooding Recovery Resources (floodsmart.gov)

For an initial list of actions to take to begin clean up and instructions on what to do when filing an insurance claim view:  Click Here 

To File a Claim: Click Here


Mold Remediation in Homes
After a flood, it is critical to clean and dry affected items and areas as quickly as possible to prevent mold growth by opening windows to let in fresh air; using fans to help dry out homes and reduce odors (note: do not run any electrical equipment or appliances near standing water); using a dehumidifier to help dry out enclosed spaces; bringing in professionals to clean and restore homes or apartments if there is extensive flood damage.  Learn more about how to clean mold and health effects related to mold at:

CDC resources on the potential health risks of mold exposure go to:
   • http://www.cdc.gov/mold/cleanup.htm

Tip Sheet: Mold Removal Guidelines (LSU):
   • http://www.lsuagcenter.com


Multiple Language Resources

View at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/ehs/floodsfood.shtml


World Cares Center - Work Request for Home Owners  (Inactive)
World Cares Center deploys volunteer teams to address the immediate muck-out and mold remediation in the five boroughs of New York and in New Jersey.

Intake Form: http://www.worldcares.org/content/get-involved/needs-intake-form

Good360 - Donated Products from Retailers to Nonprofit Organization

Good360 fulfills the needs of nonprofits with corporate product donations which include appliances, clothing, building supplies, equipment, etc, by matching qualified nonprofits with major national retailers at store locations across the country. These neighborhood partnerships cut out the shipping and handling for participating nonprofits and allow them to build relationships with retail staff in their own communities. For more information visit http://about.good360.org/.

Animal Care and Control of New York
Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) is the largest pet organization in the North East, with an estimated number of 44,000 animals rescued each year. As a not‐for‐profit organization since 1995, Animal Care & Control has been responsible for New York City's municipal shelter system, rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. AC&C facilities operate in all five boroughs.
• 326 East 110th Street New York, NY 10029
• 212-788-4000
www.nycacc.org


ASPCA
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. A 501[c][3] not‐for‐profit corporation, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As the first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals, we are wholly dedicated to fulfilling the ASPCA mission through nonviolent approaches. Our organization provides local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pets parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of cruelty.
• 520 8th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
www.aspca.org
• 212-876-7700 ext. 4450

*The ASPCA is providing grants for emergency veterinary care.


Bideawee
Bideawee is a 106‐year‐old humane agency that saves thousands of homeless cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies every year. Since 1903, Bideawee has provided housing, food, and medical and behavioral care to help formerly abandoned, abused, and neglected pets find and keep new homes and families. Our services for pets support them through every stage of their lives, from fostering and adoption at our New York City and Westhampton (Long Island) locations to our Pet Memorial Parks at our Westhampton and Wantagh (Long Island) sites. Bideawee's veterinary practices in Westhampton and New York City care for both resident pets and the pets of private clients. In addition, we offer services that foster greater appreciation and respect for the value of companion animals at all three locations, such as pet therapy and our Reading to Dogs program that helps children overcome literacy challenges.
• 410 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
• 866-262-8133
www.bideawee.org


Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) promotes the safety and well-being of all animals that are or may be adversely affected during a disaster. Respond to the needs of those who provide emergency and supportive care to animals during all phases of a disaster. Promote the inclusion of the animal component in all federal, state and local government disaster plans, and those developed by the general public, by engaging in an ongoing process of proactive education and mutual awareness of the needs of animals in disasters. Encourage cooperation with other animal protection organizations, veterinary associations, disaster relief agencies, and government officials.
• 2100 L St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
• 202-452-1100
www.humanesociety.org


Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
The Mayor's Alliance programs that are moving NYC toward its no‐kill goal are high‐profile collaborative adoption events; the Alliance transport van program that transports animals from the city's Animal Care & Control (AC&C) shelters to no‐kill organizations that find them permanent homes; the Picasso Veterinary Fund that pays for extraordinary, life‐saving medical care for sick or injured animals transferred from AC&C to other Alliance Participating Organizations for adoption; and promotion of spay/neuter programs, including the Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project in NYC, which is administered by the Mayor's Alliance. Locating lost pets and providing food.
• 244 Fifth Ave, Suite R290, New York, NY 10001
• 347-573-1561 Sand Clients
www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org


Nassau County SPCA
General Phone Number: 516-812-7771
Fax Number: 516-569-9378
E-mail: generalinquiries@ncspca.us
Website: http://nassaucountyspca.org/


North County SPCA
Website: www.ncspca.org


North Shore Animal League
• 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050
• (516) 883.7575
www.animalleague.org/

The New York State Senate has passed legislation to provide property tax relief to New York Home
owners and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Property owners who experienced catastrophic damage as a result of the storm are able to apply for property tax assessment reductions according to a sliding scale.

For more information, please review the following resources:

Claiming Hurricane Sandy personal property loss deductions
NYS Assembly News Release: Assembly Approves Hurricane Sandy Assessment Relief Acts
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance: Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief (Inactive)

Long Term Recovery Organizations:

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group
Meetings:  Monthly on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am
Location: Shorefront YM-YWHA, 3300 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Website:  www.brooklynrecovers.org  
Contact:  brooklynltrgroup@gmail.com


#Coney Recovers
Meetings: Biweekly on Wednesdays from 10:30am - 11:30am
Website:  www.coneyrecovers.org 
Location:   Alliance for Coney Island Office, 1205 Surf Avenue, 2nd Floor
Contact:  info@coneyrecovers.org or call (718) 594-7895.


Red Hook Coalition
Consists of Red Hook Volunteers, Red Hook Initiative, Restore Red Hook, Visitation Church, Good Shepherds
Contact:  Kirby Desmarcais  Redhookvolunteers@gmail.com  718-306-9149
                 Shawn Carrie  shawn@redhookcoalition.org  718-306-9149 or 646-397-4784
                 Jill Eisenhard, Red Hook Initiative  jill@rhicenter.org  718-858-6782
                 Sister Frauke, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish  917-515-4225


QUEENS

Call to Action Long Term Recovery Group (Queens)
Meetings: Biweekly on Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:  Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc, 454 Beach 67th street Arverne, NY 11692
Contact: klkinch@gmail.com


Queens Recovery Coalition
Meetings: Weekly
Location: CAMBA at Arverne View, 57-11 Shore Front Parkway, Far Rockaway, NY
Website: http://flolab.org/queenscollab
Contact: queensrecoverycoalition@gmail.com


Rockaway United (Queens)
Meetings: Weekly
Location: 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park NY 11694                             
Contact: rockawayunited4u@gmail.com


MANHATTAN

Lower East Side Ready! Long Term Recovery Group
Meetings: Varies
Location: GOLES, 171 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Website: http://lesready.org
Contact: LESReadyInfo@gmail.com


STATEN ISLAND

Staten Island Community and Interfaith Long Term Disaster Recovery Organization
Meetings:  First Wednesday of every month; 6:00pm - 8:00 pm 
Location:  New Dorp Moravian Church, 2205 Richmond Road
Website:  http://sisandyhelp.org
Contact:  silongtermrecovery@gmail.com or 718-448-1544×166


Staten Island Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
Location: JCC Staten Island, 1466 Manor Rd., Staten Island, NY 10314
Contact: 718.475.5200


Rockaway Broad Channel Long Term Recovery Group (Inactive)
Meetings:  Varies
Location: St John's Hospital Boces (Teaching) Center, 510 Beach 20th. Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Contact:  Edward.Williams@rbcltrg.org


Staten Island Connect to Recovery (Inactive)
Meetings: First Monday of the Month at 9:00am
Location: JCC Staten Island, 1466 Manor Rd., Staten Island, NY 10314
Contact: 718.475.5200

Community Service Society of NY:
    • http://benefitsplus.cssny.org/

Entitlement Manual

    • Government Entitlement Programs and Resources

FEMA National Hurricane Sandy Resources:
    • http://www.fema.gov/sandy

Hudson Valley 
    • Disaster Recovery Guide (Click Here)

Long Island Disaster Recovery Guide
    • https://211longisland.communityos.org/cms/node/126

NY Rising: Guidance for Community Reconstruction Zone Plans

    • Planning Toolkit for CRZ Planning Committees

NYC Office of Emergency Management:
    • http://www.nyc.gov/oem/

NYC Public School Closings, Relocation, and Transportation Options:
    • http://schools.nyc.gov/home/inourschoolstoday/2012-2013/cancellations.htm

NYC Department of Sanitation:
    • http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/home/home.shtml

Neighborhood Employment Services

    • Superstorm Sandy Employment Relief Services (Click Here)

New York Hurricane Sandy Grants Information
    • Grants Information PDF (Click Here)

New York State-Hurricane Sandy Helpline:
    • Call, 1-855-697-7253
    • www.dhses.ny.gov

New York State-Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo:
    • http://www.governor.ny.gov/

New York State-Office of the State Comptroller:
    • http://www.osc.state.ny.us/hurricane/index.htm

Office of NY State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:
    • http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/issues/hurricane-sandy

Resource Guides and Websites

    • Brooklyn LTRG Resources
    • Catholic Charities-DCMP Resource Guide
    • Queens Recovery Coalition Resource Directory
    • Hurricane Sandy Grants Information
    • Neighborhood Guide to Food and Assistance
    • NY State Recovery Resources
    • NY Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery Resources
    • Staten Island Long Term Recovery Organization Resources


VOAD Housing Recovery Resource Guide

    • Housing Recovery Guide PDF (click here)
    • 2014 Rebuild Environment: NYC Voluntary Rebuild Capacity Assessment

211 Long Island
  • www.211longisland.org

211 (311 in NYC) New York City Information:
    • 211 (311 in NYC) or http://www.211.org/

FEMA Assistance: Translation Hotline
In support of non-English and non-Spanish speaking disaster survivors affected by Hurricane Sandy in the state of New York, FEMA has established a dedicated line for language assistance.   In addition to English and Spanish, a total of 18 languages have been identified in New York: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese and Yiddish.

The "1-866-333-1796" number is exclusively dedicated to help disaster survivors who speak any of these 18 non-English languages obtain language assistance while communicating with FEMA's National Processing Service Center. Callers are directly connected with an interpreter in their language who can help process their registrations, and also aid callers with questions about their application status and any other questions related to their disaster assistance.

AidMatrix:
If you are a company or organization with access to a large volume of items and would like to donate them to the disaster relief effort, visit the AidMatrix portal. At this site you can match a posted need or make a general offer of supplies.


Cash Donations: 
Cash donations are the best way to support relief efforts.
To give cash donations visit the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.  You can also text NYCFUND to 50555 to give $10 to the Mayor's Fund that will help provide essential aid and supplies to New Yorkers in need.  


Faith Based Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

All of the following organizations have opportunities to give financially and also of your time.

Adventist Community Services
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Church of the Brethren-Children's Disaster Ministries
Episcopal Diocese of New York
Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
Interfaith Center of NYC
International Orthodox Christian Charities
Islamic Circle of North American-Relief USA (ICNA Relief)
Islamic Relief USA
Jewish Disaster Response Corps (JDRC)

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Recovery - New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Presbytery of New York
Society of St. Vincent DePaul - Manhattan District Council
United Sikhs
Victim Relief Ministries



Friends of Rockaway
Friends of Rockaways are repairing Sandy-affected homes in the Rockaway community in Queens.  To volunteer go to www.friendsofrockaway.org.


NYC Stuff Exchange
NYC Stuff Exchange offers a quick and simple way for NYC residents to search for places in their neighborhood and throughout the city where they can donate, sell, buy, rent, or repair antiques, vintage items, artifacts, and other gently used goods. Use the website below to locate organizations in your area accepting donations. Plus download the iPhone app. to learn where you donate used items while you are on the go.
• Website: www.nyc.gov/stuffexchange
• iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stuff-ex/id445438603?ls=1&mt=8


NYC WasteMatch
NYC WasteMatch is New York City's free online donations portal and materials exchange service, created and funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation. By linking in-kind, private-sector donors with nonprofit recipients, NYC WasteMatch facilitates the exchange of over 700 tons of donated items each year. In addition to providing a source of donated materials for nonprofits in times of recovery, NYC WasteMatch keeps valuable resources out of the waste stream year-round while helping groups fill client-needs and find outlets/recipients for donations and supplies.
• Main Number: 212.650.5832
• Website: www.wastematch.org
• Available Items: www.wastematch.org/exchange


ReuseNYC
ReuseNYC is a support network for non-profit organizations handling in-kind donations and reusable goods in New York City. As a membership based organization, ReuseNYC provides free services, including: platforms for partnerships and development training for nonprofits and community donations programs. ReuseNYC also serves as the NYC VOAD donations sub-committee for long term recovery, in collaboration with the Salvation Army Greater New York Division - Emergency Disaster Services Division.
• Main Number: 212.650.8896
• Website: www.ReuseNYC.info


Volunteer 

American Red Cross of Greater New York
520 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
877-733-2767
http://www.nyredcross.org


Long Island Volunteer Center
(Nassau, Suffolk)
(516) 564-5482
disastervolunteer@longislandvolunteercenter.org
www.longislandvolunteercenter.org


Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (MET Council)

Join Met Council's relief and recovery efforts by helping to distribute food and supplies, canvas neighborhoods, plant gardens, remove mold/cleaning, paint, and rebuild in Brooklyn, the Rockaways, Staten Island. To sign up and for volunteer opportunity details, visit www.metcouncil.org.


New York Cares

As part of on-going Disaster Response and Recovery efforts, New York Cares is launching the Sandy Volunteer Impact Partnership (VIP) Program to improve the capacity of impacted non-profit and government organizations including New York City public schools by utilizing and integrating volunteers.  Sandy VIP partners will work with New York Cares for one year to create a volunteer engagement plan, including beginning new volunteer programs and engaging local volunteers. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to early applicants.  For additional volunteer opportunities, visit www.newyorkcares.org/volunteer.

NYC Service(click here), or website (www.nycservice.org) for volunteer opportunities throughout  the boroughs.


Rebuilding Together
Once the immediate crisis of a disaster has passed, a community's long term recovery can take years. Rebuilding Together is committed to this recovery process, rebuilding neighborhoods and  helping families return home. Low-income homeowners are among the most vulnerable and least able to repair or replace a damaged home.  Sign up to rebuild here.


Occupy Sandy (Inactive)
www.interoccupy.net/occupysandy/volunteer/
occupysandy@interoccupy.net


Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Headquarters (Inactive)
Volunteers can begin showing up at 8:30am. Those wishing to help victims gut and clean outhomes, as well as other various needs, are welcome. 8:30am-5:00pm daily (until further notice for hurricane relief efforts).

Contact:
Anthony Navarino,- Hurricane Sandy Relief Coordinator
2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306
Office: 718-987-1931
Fax: 718-987-3909
Cell: 917-607-7408
tony.navarino@tunnel2towers.org


World Cares Center (Inactive) 
In partnership with NYDIS, World Cares Center is training, coordinating, and deploying volunteer team leaders and teams to address the immediate recovery effort in the five boroughs of New York (and New Jersey). Individual and group volunteers needed!
Register at: http://www.worldcares.org/?q=content/get-involved