2012-12-21 / Top Stories

Grants and Loans for Sandy Victims

Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. (NHSJ) will offer grants and low-cost Home Improvement Loans to Rockaway and Broad Channel homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy. In partnership with the NYC Rapid Re-pairs Program NHSJ offers grants and low-cost home improvement loans to owners whose homes are currently assessed for repairs beyond power and heat.

Households earning up to 112% of HUD Low Income Limits could qualify for grants up to $35,000 per unit for rehabilitation purposes.

In addition to grants and loans, NHSJ provides construction monitoring and supervision of all projects: home inspections and work-scopes prepared in strict adherence to NYC building codes, paying attention to “green and health” performance based technologies and procedures; qualification of licensed and insured contractors; and monitoring of construction from beginning through completion of rehab. Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. is a 39 year-old, HUD certified not-forprofit organization providing homeownership education and services to residents in Queens.

Residents in need of emergency and general home repairs and foreclosure intervention are encouraged to visit NHSJ administrative offices at 89-70 162 Street, Jamaica, New York. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Residents can also visit www.- nhsj.org

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