(WSYR-TV) – Financial assistance information for private homeowners who suffered along Lake Ontario has officially been released by New York State.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in early August that $20 million from the state’s REDI Commission would be available for neighbors looking to repair damage to their homes or property.
However, an application window was not released until Friday, August 30.
The program, which is administered through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, will provide residents in the eight impacted county regions up to $50,000 in state funding to help offset damages to their primary residences.
Homeowners can start applying on October 1. The application will close October 31.
Applicants are eligible to receive funding for costs not covered by other sources, such as insurance, and include primary homeowners who reside in the eight counties associated with Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI.
Many of the communities along the Lake Ontario shoreline, were severely damaged in 2017 and this year by the lake’s high water level; which caused widespread flooding and erosion.
In total, the state has allocated $300 million through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative or REDI Commission.
Here’s how the money breaks down:
- $20 million for private homeowners
- $160 million for regionally significant projects
- $120 million will be allocated to the eight counties along the Lake Ontario Shorelines
- Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence Counties.