In response to a request from Congressman Tim Bishop, Eastern Suffolk homeowners and business owners affected by Superstorm Sandy will be provided expert assistance with applying for federal recovery funding on Tuesday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a temporary center located at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.
“We fought hard for the federal aid Long Island deserves to recover from this devastating storm, and I urge those affected to apply for the support you need for your home or business,” Congressman Bishop said. “Attending this session is not a requirement to access aid, however it will be especially useful for senior citizens and others who are not as comfortable using computer-based forms.”
Representatives of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) will be available to assist residents with applying for housing or business recovery assistance as well as with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Sandy.
Affected homeowners and business owners can begin the application process by visiting nysandyhelp.ny.gov or by calling 1-855-NYS-SANDY.