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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

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FEMA, New York State & New York City Sign Off on 78 Hurricane Sandy...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, New York State, and New York City announced they have reached final agreements for 78 Public Assistance projects in New York City and Long Island since 2013. The agreements, known as Letters of Undertaking (LOUs), support repair and restoration work totaling $9.9 billion. This includes 33 LOUs for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) which support $2.9 billion of work at more than 250 buildings.

Flood Map Meetings Scheduled in Ocean County

Ocean County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at two Open Houses scheduled to take place in Ocean County on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m

More than $7.6 billion in aid towards NY’s recovery from Sandy

NEW YORK, NY - June 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved more than $7.6 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that were affected by Hurricane Sandy

Prepare Your Property Now For A Future Storm

New York, NY - May 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges property owners to take steps now to minimize damage in future storms. To better protect your family and yourself in the event of an emergency, ensure that your home is a safe structure

FEMA offers rebuilding advice at area home improvement stores

NEW YORK, NY - May 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- People whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy can get rebuilding advice from a Federal Emergency Management Agency hazard mitigation specialist. The specialists are knowledgeable about building safer and smarter to avoid future losses.

FEMA offers rebuilding advice at area home improvement stores

NEW YORK, NY - May 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- People whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy can get rebuilding advice from a Federal Emergency Management Agency hazard mitigation specialist. The specialists are knowledgeable about cleanup and building safer and smarter to avoid future losses.

FEMA Offers Rebuilding Advice at Area Home Depot and Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores

NEW YORK, NY - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- People whose property was damaged or destroyed in Super Storm Sandy and are rebuilding can get advice from a FEMA specialist. Hazard Mitigation specialists who are knowledgeable in cleanup and building safer and smarter to avoid future losses will be dispensing guidance free of charge, compliments of FEMA.

New York: By the Numbers

NEW YORK, NY - May 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved $7 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

New York: By the Numbers

EW YORK - April 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy has reached nearly $3.2 billion, including

FEMA, HUD announce rental assistance program for NY Sandy survivors

NEW YORK, NY - March 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To assist families who are still struggling to locate housing after being displaced by Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today they will reinstitute the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), a unique rental assistance program that provides temporary rental payments directly to landlords to help families displaced by disasters. DHAP-Sandy will help families find intermediate housing as they rebuild their lives

New York recovery from Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

NEW YORK, NY - March 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:

$2 billion provided to NY survivors by FEMA, SBA

NEW YORK, NY - March 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved more than $2 billion in direct assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. This includes

Sandy survivors with home accessibility needs should contact FEMA

NEW YORK, NY - February 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Survivors with home accessibility needs because of Hurricane Sandy, especially older adults and people with disabilities, are encouraged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA may be able to assist if elevators or electricity are not working properly, even if the structure did not sustain damage

For continued rental assistance, survivors must re-certify

NEW YORK, NY - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency understands that some survivors may need additional temporary rental assistance to help them achieve their permanent housing goals

FEMA approves $80 million to help NY communities rebuild from Sandy

NEW YORK, NY - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announce the approval of more than $80 million in Public Assistance grants to help communities clean up and recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Building better and smarter can start with an SBA Disaster Loan

NEW YORK, NY - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Protection from future severe weather damage can begin with a low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan for eligible homeowners, businesses and private nonprofits.

Elevating Your Home Above Future Flooding

NEW YORK, NY - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hurricane Sandy survivors repairing their homes with an eye toward avoiding damage from future storms can take several steps to rebuild stronger and safer.

SBA Disaster Loan Important for Homeowners and Renters

NEW YORK, NY - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Of the more than 161,000 low-interest U. S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications sent to New York’s Hurricane Sandy survivors, fewer than 34,000 have been completed and returned.

FEMA Rental Assistance May be Used for Security Deposits

NEW YORK, NY - January 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the Jan. 28, 2013 deadline to register for FEMA assistance approaches in New York, recovery officials want to make sure Hurricane Sandy survivors know that they may be able to use Temporary Rental Assistance funds to help pay for a security deposit

FEMA Provides Checklist for Rebuilding

NEW YORK, NY - January 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed a checklist to help Hurricane Sandy survivors rebuild smarter, stronger and safer so their homes are protected in future storms

By Building Stronger, One Family’s Home Withstood the Storm

NEW YORK, NY - January 04, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- When Thomas O’Grady decided to build a house on East Atlantic Beach, the neighborhood he grew up in, he wasn’t very happy learning that he couldn’t build his main floor because of new local building codes that would require him to elevate his home to the area base flood elevation (BFE).

Survivors with Ongoing Housing Needs Should Stay in Touch with FEMA

New York<, NY - December 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency understands that some Hurricane Sandy survivors may need additional temporary rental assistance to help them achieve their permanent housing goals.

FEMA’s Partners Helping Fund Housing Repairs in NYC

NEW YORK, NY - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is just one part of the disaster recovery team. A variety of local, state and federal resources are available to help New Yorkers repair or rebuild their homes.

FEMA, SBA Assistance to New York Survivors Tops $1 Billion

NEW YORK, NY - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy survivors tops $1 billion in New York. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved grants of more than $802 million for rental assistance, home repairs and other needs. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved low-interest disaster loans of more than $232 million to help homeowners and renters recover from uninsured property loss and other damages.

FEMA Helps Survivors Solve Housing Needs

NEW YORK, NY - December 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and our federal partners are working closely with the state to address the housing needs of New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Our priority is to help survivors move out of hotel rooms and into apartments or their safe, repaired homes.

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President’s Budget Preview would leave New York’s Infrastructure in the Dust

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), a long time champion for investing in New York City’s infrastructure, expressed serious concerns about the proposed cuts to infrastructure investments in President Trump’s recent budget preview. On March 16, President Trump submitted to Congress his budget outline, or “skinny budget,” which proposed massive cuts to the Department of Transportation that will hamstring infrastructure projects across the country. His full budget is expected later this spring

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