How can unregistered New Yorkers apply for storm damage assistance?

New York Governor Cathy Hochhol and Mayor Bill de Blasio have announced the creation of a $27 million relief program for undocumented survivors of flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Kevin B. Coughlin/Governor’s Office

This article originally appeared in Spanish. Read the Spanish version here.

On September 26, New York Governor Cathy Hochhol and Mayor Bill de Blasio announce Create a relief program for undocumented people affected by floods and Storms generated by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The $27 million relief program — minus administrative fees — targets New Yorkers who don’t Eligible for federal assistance handled by FEMA For IDA (FEMA). In short, unregistered individuals or Undocumented families with no children born in the United States.

Eight community organizations (CBOs) will be responsible for both the application process and the distribution of funds, and the New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) will refer individuals to one of the selected organizations in designated counties under the Presidential Disaster Declaration, which includes the Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Queens , Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland.

The program officially opened on September 27 and City Limits prepared this guide after contacting the governor’s office and three community organizations selected to distribute the funds.

How does the help program work?

This program provides a maximum of $36,000 in grants in two categories: housing-related assistance and assistance for other needs up to a maximum of $72,000.

Eric Paulson, deputy director of programs for the Nassau County Economic Opportunity Commission, explained that Accommodation related expenses Includes: Accommodation and infrastructure repairs, payments for temporary accommodation in hotels and motels, and rental assistance up to a maximum of $36,000.

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