Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
The City of New York has completed a proposed amendment to its plan for the $3.22 billion in Federal disaster aid to help with recovery from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Public Hearings regarding the proposed Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan Amendment 5 identified in the December 27, 2013 notice are now scheduled for the dates and locations listed below:
Monday, February 24, 2014 from 7-9pm Sheepshead Bay High School 3000 Avenue X Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 7-9pm Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 7-9pm New Dorp High School 465 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, NY 10306
Comments may be provided by telephone by dialing 311 or (212) NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) from outside New York City. For more information on how people with disabilities can access and comment on the Action Plan Amendment, dial 311 or, using a TTY or Text Telephone, (212) 504-4115.
Written comments may be directed to:
Calvin Johnson Assistant Director CDBG-DR, NYC Office of Management and Budget 255 Greenwich Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10007
The comment period on the proposed Amendment 5 has been extended to March 2, 2014, at 11:59 PM (EST). Comments must be received no later than this time. The proposed Amendment 5 and commenting forms are available on nyc.gov/cdbg. Individuals will be able to read the amendment and comment in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese (Simplified). The online materials will also be accessible for the visually impaired. Please call 311 or check nyc.gov for the most updated information.
Community Engagement Sessions
In January, Build it Back continued to give program updates to the public. We visited the Staten Island locations of New Dorp on the 27th and Mount Loretto on the 29th. We also partnered with the Hamilton Beach Civic Association in Queens on January 30th. At each engagement session, Build it Back gave a presentation about application priority, damage assessments, and more. Registrants also had the opportunity to speak with staff directly at breakout tables to ask about the status of their application.
Build it Back Seeking General Contractors
The Build it Back Multi-Family Program is looking for qualified General Contractors. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) have released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking General Contractors qualified to do federally funded work on multi-family buildings in New York City. Build it Back’s Multi-Family Program is establishing a list of qualified contractors, based on qualifications submitted through this RFQ process. The owners of the affected properties generally will be required to use a bidding process to select contractors. Please click here for more information and click here to see the RFQ.
Monthly Progress Report
Each month, Build it Back complies a report that updates the public on its progress. The monthly progress report can be found on the homepage of thehousing recovery website and can also be accessed by clicking here.