Mayor Bill de Blasio announces overhaul to Build it Back Sandy recovery aid program

De Blasio announces Build it Back overhaul

The goal is to rebuild 500 homes and send out checks to 500 homeowners who need aid by the end of summer.

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a major overhaul to the Build it Back program that has helped nearly 4,000 New Yorkers rebuild since Superstorm Sandy.

De Blasio says there are three priorities: financial relief, engaging the local community and building a stronger New York City. The mayor says some of the ways the city will expedite things is by speeding up the pre-construction process...

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