Flood Insurance Changes Going Into Effect Today!

Starting today, homeowners in New York City and across America will see a significant increase in their flood insurance payments when their policies are renewed. What is happening? Most New Yorkers who live in the flood zone will see their insurance rate increase by up to 18%. Households whose homes were damaged during Hurricanes Sandy […]

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Coping with Big Flood Insurance Changes in NYC, Part IV: Mitigation

Note: This is the fourth part of a series of blog posts examining the impact of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on New York City’s coastal neighborhoods, which are home to many low-to-middle income homeowners. In this post, guest blogger Rebecca Elliott, a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley and the Flood Insurance […]

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Rising Tides, Rising Costs: Flood Insurance & NYC’s Affordability Crisis

Our landmark 2014 report on Rising Tides, Rising Costs reveals how rising flood insurance costs and increased flood risk threaten both the housing affordability and safety of the over 400,000 New Yorkers who live in neighborhoods at  risk of flooding along and around New York City’s 520 miles of coastline. Explore the interactive version of Rising […]

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COPING WITH BIG FLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES IN NYC, PART III: Elevation Financing

Note: This is the third part of a series of blog posts examining the impact of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on New York City’s coastal neighborhoods, which are home to many low-to-middle income homeowners. In this post, we discuss the need for elevation financing options for homeowners in high-risk areas of […]

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Coping with Big Flood Insurance Changes in NYC, Part III: Elevation Financing

Note: This is the third part of a series of blog posts examining the impact of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on New York City’s coastal neighborhoods, which are home to many low-to-middle income homeowners. In this post, we discuss the need for elevation financing options for homeowners in high-risk areas of […]

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Coping with Big Flood Insurance Changes in NYC, Part I: The Challenge

Note: This is the first part of a series of blog posts that will examine the impact of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on New York City’s coastal neighborhoods, many of which are home to many low-to-middle income homeowners. This post describes the challenges faced by coastal communities still recovering from Hurricane […]

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Don’t Get Flooded By Insurance Woes (Canarsie Courier)

Are you a homeowner in Canarsie? Are you worried about it being damaged by a storm such as Hurricane Sandy? Are you thinking of purchasing a house that may be in a Canarsie flood zone? Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) Brooklyn may be able to help! The devastation left in Sandy’s wake pushed the New York […]

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