Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey and New York on Oct. 29, 2012, and caused devastating damage in some of the most densely populated areas of the country.

NeighborWorks America and its network are involved in helping families and communities to rebuild, applying experiences from the Gulf Coast and 35 years of revitalization, housing and community development. View the one-year anniversary press release.

 

NeighborWorks America:

Provided $630,000 to NeighborWorks network members and other front-line organizations, $360,000 in the first 45 days

Delivered mold-remediation trainings to more than 770 homeowners, contractors and volunteers to help aid those affected


Connected more than 800 residents to public and private assistance at events we co-hosted with Hope Now Alliance and local sponsors

Developed a comprehensive manual for those affected by Superstorm Sandy and trained more than 150 counselors and service providers on its use


NeighborWorks organizations:

Community Development Corporation of Long Island
  • 500 homes in Suffolk County, Long Island, assessed for emergency repairs.
  • Received $2 million from the Red Cross to deliver mold remediation to 325 homeowners.
Asian Americans for Equality
  • More than 185 small business owners and homeowners in New York City provided affordable loans.
  • $1.2 million in emergency loans and grants to impacted businesses and homeowners (as of September 2013).
Affordable Housing Alliance
  • 17 manufactured homes purchased for displaced families in Monmouth County, NJ.
  • 350 families helped with their housing needs.
Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush
  • Opened a satellite office in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn to assist in recovery.
  • $200,000 in emergency grants distributed.
New Jersey Community Capital
  • $3 million revolving loan pool created for small businesses throughout New Jersey.
  • $15 million from American Red Cross and the New Jersey First Lady’s Fund to help homeowners rebuild and elevate homes.

 

Publications

Navigating the road to housing recovery
Creating a healthy home: a field guide for cleanup of flooded homes
Disaster preparedness and recovery for community development organizations
New York Superstorm Sandy disaster-recovery resources