The following is a press release from the East Haven Mayor's Office.
East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. would like to inform residents that the State will be opening an East Haven location for the purpose of accepting applications for the Hurricane Sandy Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation/Rebuilding Program.
The office will be located at 52 South End Road and will be open beginning on October 24th.
Starting on October 21st, residents are being requested to call the “Intake Center” at 1-866-272-1976 to schedule an appointment, which will assist in making the process flow more effectively and efficiently.
The State’s housing recovery programs are designed to meet the housing needs of residents in communities most impacted by Hurricane Sandy that are not covered by insurance, FEMA and any other sources of funding.
The general objectives of the State's Owner Occupied Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Program includes: assisting people directly affected by Hurricane Sandy; replacing and rehabilitating their homes; identifying mitigation measures; and improving the resilience(s) of their homes.
The State has allocated $30,000,000 toward the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program. The grant award for each eligible property ranges from $10,000 - $150,000. The state will contract with the homeowner, and general contractor for the approved scope of work.
The assistance provided will be secured with a five-year Deferred Forgivable Promissory Note that bears no interest. If the homeowner sells, transfers, or vacates the property for any period of time during the term of the five year Note, the repayment terms will be enforced.
The Application Intake site for East Haven and surrounding area homeowners is at 52 South End Road, Unit A, East Haven, CT
The Intake Centers will be available to assist residents in filling out and submitting their application from 9 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturdays.
To schedule an appointment at the Intake Center or for more information please call:
1-866-272-1976. The call center is open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 10 PM.
The online application will be live no later than October 24th and can be accessed at https://sandyctapplication.com/.