Homeland Security and Emergency Services

2019 Homeowner Assistance, Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River

The Department of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) is administering a 2019 Individual Homeowner Assistance Program that will provide residents in the impacted eight-county region up to $50,000 in state funding to help offset damages to their primary residences. 
The homeowner application period will begin October 1 and will close October 31, 2019. 
Applicants are eligible to receive funding for costs not covered by other sources, such as insurance, and include primary homeowners who reside in the eight counties associated with REDI - Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne - and meet the below criteria:

  • Homeowners who were impacted by flooding Jan. 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019 are entitled to apply for funding.
  • Applications received between October 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019.
  • Priority will be given to applications that address damage incurred to primary residences which sustained direct physical flood-related damage that threatens the safety of the home.
  • The Lake Ontario recovery initiative is focused on the resiliency of the shoreline as a whole; and applications that address stand-alone shoreline damage that threatens the safety of a primary residence will be reviewed after funding decisions have been made for projects proposed through the REDI process. In some cases, these regionally significant projects may provide protections for individual homes.

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PDF attachment to post along with the above link to HCR