|New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with Senator Schumer (NY)|
and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Photo credit: Keith Getter
NeighborWorks America, its local affiliates and partners have helped educate and train hundreds of homeowners and contractors about remediating the effects of Sandy on homes and businesses. Some specifics include:
- Assessed 500 homes in Suffolk County Long Island for emergency repairs (Community Development Corporation of Long Island).
- Provided 180 New York City small business owners and homeowners with affordable loans (Asian Americans for Equality).
- Purchased 17 manufactured homes for displaced families in Monmouth County New Jersey (Affordable Housing Alliance).
- Assisted with emergency clean-up and distribution of supplies (Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City) that reached 170 residents.
- Created a three million dollar revolving loan pool for small businesses throughout New Jersey (New Jersey Community Capital)
|NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NeighborWorks America Regional Dir. Deborah Boatright, HUD NY-NJ Acting Regional Admin. Mirza Orriols, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Photo credit: Keith Getter|
NeighborWorks America itself is also taking direct action to help storm victims. On March 8, we released a comprehensive manual for individuals and families affected by Hurricane Sandy, "Navigating the Road to Housing Recovery." Accompanying the guide are trainings for housing counselors and members of the public. In addition, NeighborWorks America has hosted popular trainings for contractors on how to properly conduct mold remediation.
Learn more about all that NeighborWorks America is doing to assist with Sandy recovery by visiting nw.org/sandy. You can learn more about the value of housing counselors by watching this video on foreclosure prevention.