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38 item(s) found

Learn the basics (11)+

Flood insurance (10)+

  • FEMA Insurance Claim Review Process Explained

    Years after Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) started to notify approximately 142,000 people that they may request a review under this program. For those policyholders who want to start the review process immediately, FEMA set up a toll-free telephone number that people can call as well as a website with a downloadable application that can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to FEMA. Content Detail

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    Touro Law Center
  • Flood Insurance Premium Increase Guide

    While this 32-page guide was written for advocates, homeowners will gain important information and insight into managing flood insurance and the increased premiums. If you have questions, contact 917-661-4500. Content Detail

  • Flood Recovery & Insurance

    This resource features consumer-oriented tips on flood insurance for homeowners. It was compiled by non-profit disaster victim advocates in New York, New Jersey, and California that provide pro bono service and have expertise in insurance aspects of flood recovery. This information is based on lessons learned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and many other flood events. Content Detail

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    Touro Law Center Disaster Relief Clinic
  • Floods & Flood Insurance Info

    An overview of flood insurance. Flood and flood insurance information from the NYS Department of Financial Services. Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Financial Services
  • FloodSmart.gov

    FloodSmart.gov is the official web site of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Click to learn how flood insurance is different from regular homeowners insurance, why it's important to have protection from the floods from hurricanes and tropical storms, the types of flood insurance offers to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP, and when buying flood insurance is required if you live in a flood zone. Content Detail

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    The National Flood Insurance Program
  • Hurricane Sandy – Flooding Victims Information FAQ’s

    Answers questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Content Detail

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    Touro Law Center—Hurricane Emergency Assistance & Referral Team (TLC-HEART)
  • Insurance Checklist 1

    This checklist is the first in a series with practical information for victims of Superstorm Sandy. It covers: (1) Notices and related requirements for upcoming insurance deadlines concerning “replacement cost value,” or “RCV.” (2) Notice of loss and damage that might be covered by flood or homeowner policies. (3) How to get your policy, and how to request your claims file. The checklist includes sample language for notices to insurers, and other tips, based on how we have advised our clients. Content Detail

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    Touro Law Center (in collaboration with Greenblatt & Agulnick, PC and David L. Singer, )
  • Insurance Checklist 2

    This checklist provides practical and plain-English information focusing on the flood insurance proof of loss deadline and the flood insurance statute of limitations deadline as well as important tips and information. Content Detail

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    Touro Law Center
  • Use this form letter to request your flood insurance claims file

    This form letter requests your flood insurance claims file, including requesting whether you received any “denial.” Content Detail

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    Touro Law School
  • Who is Required to Carry Flood Insurance and How Much

    This 4-page fact sheet explains the minimum requirements, including for people who received FEMA assistance, SBA loans or Build It Back Assistance as well as people with mortgages. Content Detail

New York City assistance (2)+

  • File a Complaint and Check a Business License

    Go to the New York City Department of Consumer affairs to find out if a business is licensed. You can make a complaint from the same page. Content Detail

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    NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
  • NYC Housing Recovery and Build it Back Program

    The NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations and the Build It Back Program helping New Yorkers living in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild their homes and get their lives back to normal. Learn how to check the status of your Build It Back application and how to file a complaint if necessary. Content Detail

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    New York City

New York State assistance (5)+

  • New York Rising - Community Reconstruction Program

    The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program has been established to provide additional rebuilding and revitalization assistance to Communities severely damaged by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. To facilitate community redevelopment planning and the resilience of Communities, the State has established the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program and has allocated $25 million for planning in the most affected communities. Content Detail

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    New York State
  • New York Rising - Community Reconstruction Program Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQs on: Single Family Homeowner Program Co-op and Condo Rental Property Buyout and Acquisition Small Business Recovery Program Content Detail

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    New York State GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY
  • New York Rising - Governor's Office of Storm Recovery

    The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery is working to respond to communities’ most urgent rebuilding needs. New York Rising programs include: 1) the Housing Recovery program, which provides homeowners with assistance for home repairs/rehabilitation, mitigation and elevation, and buyouts; 2) the Small Business program, which includes small business grants of $50,000 or more and low-interest loans for businesses recovering from the storms; and 3) the Community Reconstruction Program, which provides assistance through a community-driven initiative to develop distinct comprehensive recovery plans which increase resilience and economic development in the regions affected by these three storms. Content Detail

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    New York State
  • New York Rising - Homeowners

    Provides information about NY Rising's Housing Recovery Program and how to apply for Housing Recovery assistance. Content Detail

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    New York State
  • New York Rising - Housing Recovery Intake Centers

    Lists the locations of Housing Recovery Intake Centers near you. Content Detail

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    New York State

FEMA and other federal assistance (7)+

Disaster assistance still available (3)+

  • Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

    The Jewish Community Center of Staten Island continues to provide disaster case management services to Staten Island residents affected by Superstorm Sandy, as well as host emergency preparedness events for the community. Content Detail

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    Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
  • Energy Assistance

    Here is a list of programs that help people with their utility bills such as for electricity, heat and gas. Go through the programs listed to see which one may apply to you. Content Detail

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    HeartShare Human Services of New York
  • New York Assistance Programs - List

    This resource comes from needhelppayingbills.com. It provides a comprehensive list of programs throughout New York State for people who need help paying bills. Content Detail

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    NeedHelpPayingBills
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