BronxWorks Picked to Help Run Hurricane Sandy Restoration Center

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has set up multiservice Restoration Centers in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy. BronxWorks has been chosen to help run the Restoration Center in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.

Residents in need of home repairs get help from NYC Rapid Repairs, a new program designed to streamline the process of finding contractors to repair damaged homes.

FEMA will help New Yorkers whose homes have been damaged or rendered uninhabitable or have been otherwise impacted by the storm apply for federal disaster assistance and disaster loans available through the Small Business Administration.

HomeBase is also onsite to assist with identifying alternate temporary and permanent housing for those whose homes are uninhabitable.

HRA staff at the Centers will help New Yorkers apply for benefits like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called Food Stamps); the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which helps with heating costs; Medicaid and other services.

Supplies like food, water, and blankets are also available. BronxWorks and other nonprofit groups will provide support and other services.

The Bronx Restoration Center operates out of St. Francis de Chantal, 190 Hollywood Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

For more information, call the Bronx Restoration Center at (929) 777-9054 or 9055, or email Alyssa Tyghter at atyghter@bronxworks.org.

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