Chinese American Planning Council offers assistance with Hurricane Ida relief funds
Community organizations such as the Chinese American Planning Council are offering help to those who need assistance obtaining Hurricane Ida relief funds.
The organization is available to help with applications with workers who speak at least 16 different languages. The group says any supporting documents submitted will not go through the state or city. Instead, the documents will go through its office and will be kept confidential.
The mayor's office and governor's office are investing $27 million for the Chinese American Planning Council to distribute to anyone who needs it. Each household can receive up to $72,000.
Officials say the funding can be used to help with rental repairs or any damage to the home, as well as child care.
Officials are aiming to get the money into the hands of New Yorkers who need it within one to two weeks of applying.