Housing and Urban Development
On Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.
The report released Monday by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force says coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending more now on protective measures could save money later.
Two plans detailing how the state will spend $82.5 million in federal relief for damage caused by Sandy are now available for public comment.
Nearly six months after superstorm Sandy, some victims still haven’t seen any of the funds promised to them.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development warned the county last month that it would lose $7.4 million on April 25 unless it complies with a demand stemming from the 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit against the county.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
Long Island is getting a big boost to help the housing market. On Thursday, governments received an additional $5 million to buy and rehabilitate vacant, foreclosed homes and fight off neighborhood blight.