NYC Puerto Rico Long-Term Recovery Group

Marking the half-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall on Puerto Rico, on March 20th, NYDIS hosted over 40 NYC Puerto Rican grassroots activists, nonprofits, and VOAD partners to begin formation of the NYC Puerto Rico Long-Term Recovery Group. Participants shared situational awareness and began a discussion on unmet needs facing evacuees who want to stay in New York City and those who want to return to the island. The NYC PR-LTRG has developed an Recovery Assistance Guide for evacuees and is meeting monthly to discuss ongoing recovery efforts throughout NYC.