Undocumented New Yorkers who suffered from the recent devastation of Typhoon Ida are set to get a $27 million Hurricane Ida relief fund from the state of New York and New York City.
The handing down of the financial assistance was revealed by both New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday.
Hochul and de Blasio said undocumented New Yorkers who can avail of the assistance are those who do not qualify for FEMA assistance.
The money to be jointly funded by the state and city will be available to undocumented immigrants located in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland.
“When I saw the devastation of Hurricane Ida, I pledged that we would do everything in our power to help impacted communities recover, and this funding is a fulfillment of that promise,” Governor Hochul said in a press release.
“With these resources dedicated to undocumented New Yorkers who are ineligible for FEMA relief and partnerships with organizations on the ground, we can close gaps in aid and help New Yorkers in need. I urge eligible New Yorkers to apply to get the funding they need to rebuild,” Hochul added.
De Blasio for his part said the assistance will help the victims recover from the deadly effects of the typhoon.
“We will ensure New Yorkers have access to the aid they need to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ida,” de Blasio said.
“Regardless of documentation status, we will get support to the most recent victims of our climate crisis and are here to help every step of the way,” de Blasio added.
The non-profit organizations will begin providing assistance and accepting applications on Monday, September 27. The application period will close on Friday, Nov. 26.
The following organizations will assist:
Bronx – Catholic Charities Community Services, 402 East 152nd Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Brooklyn – Chinese American Planning Council, 4101 8th Ave, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Queens – MinKwon, 133-29 41st Avenue, Suite 202, Flushing, NY 11355
Queens – Make the Road, 92-10 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Staten Island – Make the Road, 161 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302
Nassau – Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, 134 Jackson Street, Hempstead, NY 11550
Suffolk – Make the Road, 1090 Suffolk Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717
Westchester & Rockland – NeighborsLink, 27 Columbus Ave, Mount Kisco, NY 10549