Sandy Recovery is Far From Complete

A recent report claimed that many public housing projects affected by Hurricane Sandy continued to suffer from mold conditions, leaks and intermittent heat and hot water more than a year after the storm. NYCHA officials conceded that, while some of these conditions may be of more recent origin, they are real problems. Similarly, many private sector multi-family properties, which did not have sufficient private resources to effect repairs, are still waiting for government funds to complete repairs. For example, the City announced a proposal to allocate Community Development Block Grant funds for yet another set of multi-family buildings which suffered unrepaired storm damage located in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Of course, New Jersey is also experienced a wide range of difficulties in its continued efforts to repair storm damage in shore communities.