New service centers open to help New Yorkers in need of federal assistance after Ida

Many New Yorkers will be able to receive some one-on-one guidance as they navigate through Hurricane Ida's aftermath.

News 12 Staff

Sep 10, 2021, 10:48 AM

Updated 954 days ago

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Many New Yorkers will be able to receive some one-on-one guidance as they navigate through Hurricane Ida's aftermath after the officials announced the opening of several disaster recovery centers.
Medgar Evers College is just one of five new locations opening today where New Yorkers can now come to for help. It's important to note that the state has relocated some of the original centers that were set up this past weekend, but they'll still provide the same services.
Medgar Evers College will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The state is also opening one in the Bronx at Hostos Community College, and plans to be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Another center will be open in Queens at the Queens College Student Union, and the final two locations are on 80 Willowbrook Road in Staten Island and 215 West 114th St. in Manhattan.
At these disaster recovery centers, those impacted will be able to meet firsthand with recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. They'll answer questions and provide information on what federal help is available to homeowners, renters, and businesses as well as provide any mental health counseling.
City officials say local government agencies, non-profits, and community-based organizations will also be at these centers to help impacted New Yorkers even further.


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