Over the Labor Day weekend, President Joe Biden approved disaster relief funding for those affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in New York and New Jersey. According to a White House release, affected residents in Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and Westchester will be eligible for federal funding. In New Jersey, Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset County residents will be eligible for federal funding.
“Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster,” the press release reads.
“Federal funding also is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.”
Those in need of federal assistance begin applying for funds through Disaster Assistance’s official website. If applying online is not a possibility, those in need can call 1-800-621-FEMA. Also, those with hearing and speech difficulties are encouraged to call 1-800-462-7585.