New York Legislation To Speed Up Superstorm Sandy Housing Reconstruction

The intent is to cut through the bureaucracy that has impeded reconstruction since the October 2012 storm

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | November 14, 2016

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio signed legislation to expedite reconstruction work at areas of the city destroyed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The action will give property owners a “pathway to immediately start the repairs and elevation they need,” said a city official. The intent is to cut through the red tape and bureaucracy that has been holding back reconstruction since the October 2012 storm struck New York causing unprecedented flooding.

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