New York officials want extension of Hurricane Ida relief

Nick Reisman

Originally published in State of Politics

New York elected officials are urging Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams to extend a relief program meant to benefit people affected by flashflooding brought on by the remnants of a hurricane that swept through the metropolitan region a year ago.

Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, state Sen. Jessica Ramos and New York City Comptroller Brad Lander pointed to the ongoing needs of people in the community and the devastating effects of the flood waters.

The officials are seeking a year-long extension of a supplemental funding program for homeowners who have applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The state offered a cash assistance program for excluded New Yorkers to cover expenses for housing, medical care, transit and other needs.

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