News on FEMA Region 2 — serving NJ,NY, PR, and the USV (May 1, 2017)
New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) continues to convene the Unmet Needs Roundtable,
now four years after the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. The UNR provides emergency cash
assistance, recovery grants, loans and discounted/tax-free building supplies to eligible survivor
households. Assistance is targeted to ensure and sustain survivors’ long-term recovery.
Starting in September 2016, following the closing of the New York
State Disaster Case Management Program, NYDIS began operating a
resource referral line and disaster case management of Sandy
impacted individual families with unmet needs—until all remaining
recovery resources are exhausted. The work is being funded by a
grant from the NY State Office of Children and Family Services. Any
Sandy impacted New Yorkers still in need of assistance may contact
Eric for an unmet needs assessment at 212-669-6100.
The UNR also continues to provide critical assistance to Build it Back-registered households who
need to temporarily relocate because of construction or elevation work on their homes but lack the
means to do so without assistance. The UNR covers broker fees, deposits, and insurance, paired
with monthly rental assistance and a $2,000 moving voucher from Build it Back.
Contact a counselor at 646-757-2886 or NYDIS at http://nydis.org/ for more information
FEMA Region II ESF6 Bulletin – Winter 2017