Next General Meeting is Tuesday, 10/7, 9:30 am, Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn. See Event Calendar for more info. Renters issues will be highlighted during this panel discussion.
Two Year Sandy Anniversary
Hosting a Sandy Anniversary event? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sandy Anniversary Event” in the title and we’ll add it to our calendar. A special newsletter will go out the week before the anniversary highlighting city-wide and Brooklyn specific events. Check our events calendar for weekly updates.
Light the City: Sandy Two Year Anniversary. The Long Term Recovery Groups from all five boroughs are invited to join together in remembrance of our loss, recognition of our ongoing struggles, and in celebration of communities dedicated to a recovered and more resilient NYC. Bowling Green Park, Manhattan. See Event Calendar for more info.
Flood Insurance – Resources
Flood Insurance and NYC’s Affordability Crisis are highlighted in The Center for New York City Neighborhoods: Rising Tides, Rising Costs.
FloodHelpNY is a dynamic map that allows users to find out what their flood insurance rate will be when new federal flood maps are available in 2016 and provides links to information on purchasing flood insurance. via Good Jobs NY and the Center for NYC Neighborhoods.
LAST CHANCE: Mental Health Survey
The Mental Health and Spiritual Care Committee of the Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group is compiling a referral list for mental health and social service providers working in Sandy-affected areas of Brooklyn. With this in mind, we are asking mental health, emotional care, and social service providers to fill out this survey about their organizations and services (if you would like to be included on the referral list): https://docs.google.com/forms/
Once compiled, this referral list will be distributed among Disaster Case Managers and other front line service providers. We will also be putting together a flyer for the public from this information.
If you have questions or comments, please contact Jeff Mathias at email@example.com
NYC Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Hearing 9/18/14
Members of the Brooklyn LTRG successfully presented testimony on pressing issues of the Build It Back program to the committee. Among the presenters were New York Legal Services, Staten Island LTRO, CAMBA, Red Hook Volunteers, Shorefront Y and Coney Island residents. We signed on to testimony generated by the Staten Island LTRO, advocating for specific recommendations regarding voluntary rebuild programs, the lis pendens bar, reimbursements, water and tax lien considerations, counseling referrals and damage assessments as well submitting additional comments.
Disaster Volunteerism Trainings
Free trainings by World Cares Center on a variety of topics from flood hazards, to muck outs and care for seniors are being offered in October and November. Click this link for registration info. World Cares Center will also bring these trainings to your organization. Contact Lindsay Einhorn for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.