Temporary Housing Services (THS)

Since October 2016, NYDIS and the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, have partnered to manage a Superstorm Sandy recovery contract with NYC Build It Back providing Temporary Housing Services (THS) to over 390 households (800+ individuals) eligible for the City’s elevation and rebuild program. The program included housing placement, case management, supportive services, counseling, and direct rent payments to landlords or placement in leased homes and units for those who are mentally ill, disabled, suffer from chronic health issues, or have very large families.

To date, 303 families have returned to their elevated or rehabilitated houses – including 4 families in February – to date, another 4 families have received their keys are in the process of returning home. NYDIS & the Center continue to house and support 87 Sandy-impacted households with temporary housing, storage reimbursements, and unmet needs assistance.