Thousands of NY Rising Homes Still Need Repairs from Sandy

November 29, 2017

Originally published in Newsday on October 16, 2017.

The NY Rising program “has allowed homes to rise from Sandy’s ruins into beautiful, storm-resistant structures that will withstand the test of future storms,” said state Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), who, along with other legislators, successfully appealed to state officials in March to extend the deadline for completion of elevation work to June 1, 2018.“However, everyone is not home yet,” he added. “I am still hearing from families every day who are displaced, living in partially repaired homes or in debt. This has been a five-year ordeal for these storm victims, and our government must not forget them and must exhaust every last resource and marshal every effort to get them home.” 

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