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Did You Experience Flooding From Seneca River & Seneca Lake Due to Storms Along Ontario Lake & St. Lawrence Sea-Way?

If you are someone in Seneca County who may have experienced flooding from Seneca River and Seneca Lake due to the recent storms along Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence Seaway – We want you to know that funds are available to assist homeowners (primary and non- primary residences) who have experienced damage to their home or property as a result of the recent flood event:

Lake Ontario Homeowner Recovery Fund

Overview
NYS Homes and Community Renewal has made available up to $15 million in Affordable Homeownership Development Program Funds to support homeowners that have been affected by the severe flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The program seeks to offer recovery assistance for which insurance or other disaster recovery assistance is either not available or insufficient, providing up to $50,000 for homeowners to support interior and exterior repairs to structural damage caused by flooding, as well as the repair or replacement of permanent fixtures.

The program will be administered through participating not-for-profit housing organizations.

Eligible Activities
Funds will reimburse homeowners for interior and/or exterior repairs to structural damage caused by the floods, and other related costs, as well as for the repair and/or replacement of permanent fixtures. Eligible activities include but are not limited to the repair or replacement of foundations, septics, electrical systems, mechanicals, insulation, and drywall.

Eligible Recipients
In order to be eligible to receive assistance, property owners must have occupied the property as their primary residence at the time of the flood.

Second homes are eligible for assistance provided the total annual income of the occupants is less than $275,000.

(Click here for a PDF copy of the application)

Completed applications should be returned to:
Sheen Housing, PO Box 460, Bloomfield, New York 14469
Questions, please call {585} 657-4114 or email sheen2@rochester.rr.com