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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:02 pm    Post subject: BROOKLYN SANDY INFO FROM BAY IMPROVEMENTS
From Feb 18, 2013 to Feb 27, 2013 (included)
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TOWN HALL. Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, 3076 Emmons Avenue. 7pm. FEMA and other agencies will present and update the community on their programs, and meet with residents as needed.

MOLD EDUCATION MEETINGS. These are NOT training meetings. They focus on what mold is, which methods get rid of it, and which don't. Anyone with allergies, asthma, COPD, or other respiratory challenges; who lives with a senior, child, or immune-compromised person; or who just wants to learn more is encouraged to attend these FREE public meetings. Offered by BIG, GBeach Cares, & Manhattan Beach Community Grp.
WED., FEB. 20 8pm PS 195 131 Irwin Street * Manhattan Beach. Meetings in Gerritsen Beach, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island are also planned.


BIG MOBILE COMMAND CENTER at Emmons & Nostrand Aves. ("FSSP" is on the side.) Email for an appointment to pick up supplies, including dehumidifiers. Walk-ins welcome when lights are on.

FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER (DRC) at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, 3076 Emmons Ave, 8am to 6pm Mon-Sat. FEMA, SBA, HUD on hand. CLOSES 2/16!

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE for Sandy-related legal issues offered by the New York Legal Assistance Grp. Call 212-584-3365, or email StormHelp@nylag.org.

MORTGAGE RELIEF & MODIFICATION. If your mortgage provider is listed on page 2 here http://www.cnycn.org/storage/flyers/cnycn_flyer_sandy_05.pdf, call them and ask for a forbearance (reduction/postponement of payments). Once you get it, contact the Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN) for free help modifying your loan, housing counseling and legal aid. www.cnycn.org 646-786-0888

REPAIR GRANTS & LOW-INTEREST LOANS. Contact Neighborhood Housing Services www.nhsnyc.org 212-519-2500 or Asian Americans for Equality www.aafe.org 212-979-8988

CONTRACTOR LICENSE CHECK http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/licenses/license_check.shtml

FREE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES. Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave Sun-Fri (closed Saturdays). Bring ID & FEMA # www.shorefronty.org.

DEHUMIDIFIERS. Email bayimprovementgrp@gmail.com to schedule a pickup day and time.

FREE SMOKE & CO2 DETECTOR. Available at Disaster Recovery Center, 3076 Emmons Ave.

HOTELS FOR SANDY SURVIVORS. Visit www.femaevachotels.com and call a hotel near you. Provide your FEMA # to make a reservation. Checkout is Feb. 24.

HOUSING. Try: American Red Cross (great program--see below); NYC Restoration Center at 1904 Surf Ave in Coney Island, Mon-Sat 8am-6pm; FEMA: www.fema.gov/how-do-i-find-place-stay and www.fema.gov/national-disaster-housing-strategy-resource-center; AirBnB AirBnB.com/sandy (free, but short-term only) https://www.airbnb.com/sandy; Urban Edge flexible leases, no broker fees.www.urbanedgeny.com/hurricane-sandy-temporary-housing-for-rent

AMERICAN RED CROSS SUPERSTORM SANDY RECOVERY PROGRAM. Assistance with housing and needs not met by insurance, FEMA, or other resources. May include: security deposit, rent, and application fees; utility assistance, moving costs, brokerage fees, storage costs, minor home repairs to owner-occupied property, referrals to social services and counseling, assistance completing applications or insurance claims, identification of child care resources, furniture and appliances, providing connections to legal resources or new programs for Sandy recovery, and other assistance. All assistance subject to verification and documentation. superstormsandyny@redcross.org or call 877-RED-CROSS.

INSURANCE: Call NY State Dept. of Financial Services 8am-8pm: 800-339-1759. Find a public adjuster to deal with your insurance company: http://www.nypaa.com Learn what public adjusters do: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/insurance/homeown/html/hmpubadjust.htm. Check if a public adjuster is licensed in NY https://myportal.dfs.ny.gov/nylinxext/elsearch.alice. Public adjusters may not solicit business between 6pm and 8am, and may not charge more than 12.5% of any recovery. You may cancel the agreement within 3 business days of signing it. Still having problems? Email Martin Schwartzman at martin.schwartzman@dfs.nys.gov.

TEMPORARY WAIVER OF FEES FOR BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE/DIVORCE CERTIFICATES. Sandy survivors may obtain replacement certificates of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, or divorce at no cost.


FEMA TSA HOUSING PROGRAM: EXTENDED to 2/24 (checkout). See HOUSING above to find help transitioning to alternate housing.

BULK DEBRIS PICKUP: EXTENDED to 2/18/2013. Pickup is night before usual trash pickup.

FEMA Application: 2/27/2013. Visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.

SBA LOAN deadline: Available to businesses AND individuals even if no money is borrowed! And applying is the ONLY way to KEEP YOUR FEMA FILE OPEN! Deadline: 2/27. -- Deadline for economic injury applications: 7/31/2013. Apply at https://disasterloan.sba.gov or a Disaster Recovery Center http://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers OR email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) OR download an application www.sba.gov/disaster
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