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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Historic Louisiana floods a reminder to homeowners to check insurance coverage

Last week’s tragic floods in Louisiana have caused 13 deaths, damaged more than 40,000 homes, and displaced tens of thousands. While initially underreported by the national media, the storm is being called the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, the devastation caused by the flooding will be much harder to recover from for the […]

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Flood Help NYC offers Flood Assessments to NYC Residents (Queens Chronicle)

South Queens residents are utilizing Flood Help NY’s resources to receive free home evaluations to determine their risk for flooding. They can also receive a free flood certificate to lower their flood insurance rates. The Center helps operate Flood Help NY and provides these services to residents all across the city.   Read the rest […]

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Homeowner Insurance

Another cost you’ll want to factor into your decision to buy a home is insurance. There are three types to consider: homeowners insurance, flood insurance, and mortgage insurance. Homeowners insurance is required, though you will have some options to choose from; but flood or mortgage insurance may or may not be required depending on your […]

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Introducing FloodHelpNY.org

Note: This is the fifth part of a series of blog posts that 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. In this post, we introduce FloodHelpNY.org, a new website created to help homeowners understand […]

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Residential Backwater Valve Installation Program (RBVIP)

Many homeowners throughout NYC’s flood-prone neighborhoods have incurred costly damage from sewage backing up into their property during storms. Besides ruining personal belongings, the wastewater can also pose a health hazard to residents. Select homeowners in qualifying neighborhoods can now receive a free backwater valve installation through a federally-funded program. By installing a valve, homeowners […]

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