Helping Homeowners and Municipalities Recover from Flood Damage along the Lake Ontario Coastline – Updated
To expedite repairs and the construction of shoreline stabilization projects, Governor Cuomo declared a disaster emergency on May 2, 2017 in counties impacted by spring flooding along the Lake Ontario Coastline: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne.
To aid in relief and recovery efforts, New York State is providing $22 million in assistance for homeowners, businesses and municipalities. From restoring roads, floodwalls and public water infrastructure to assisting small businesses with physical damage to providing New Yorkers with the help they need to repair their homes, these targeted programs are delivering relief to New York families across the entire Lake Ontario region.
$7 Million Available for Homeowners Impacted by Flooding
New York State Homes and Community Renewal will make available up to $7 million in state funding for homeowners along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in the aftermath of the extreme weather and severe flooding in the region. The new investment program will provide up to $40,000 for homeowners to support interior and exterior repairs to structural damage caused by flooding, as well as the repair or replacement of permanent fixtures.
For more information about eligibility and program parameters, read the Lake Ontario Home Owner Recovery Assistance Program Fact Sheet.
Download the application HERE.
The program will be administered through not-for profit housing organizations seeking to help homeowners affected by the flooding. Homeowners seeking assistance are encouraged to contact the not-for-profit organizations that have already expressed interest in serving as program participants to determine eligibility and ask questions about the program. Those organizations are listed below, along with their contact information and the areas they intend to serve:
Cayuga, Monroe and Wayne Counties
Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties
Neighbors Of Watertown, Inc.
Homeowners may also contact the HCR Office of Community Renewal to express interest by contacting LakeOntario@nyshcr.org or calling 518-474-2057.