SCHUMER: FEMA GRANTS UNAVAILABLE TO SANDY-IMPACTED CO-OP AND CONDO OWNERS IN NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND; CALLS ON HUD TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING TO CO-OP AND CONDO OWNERS FOR REPAIRS

    SCHUMER: FEMA GRANTS UNAVAILABLE TO SANDY-IMPACTED CO-OP AND CONDO OWNERS IN NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND; CALLS ON HUD TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING TO CO-OP AND CONDO OWNERS FOR REPAIRS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish a framework for how assistance programs can be structured with Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to help housing cooperative and condominium owners impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Co-op and condominium owners are not currently eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to cover the cost of repairs to common areas and infrastructure. Schumer today is asking HUD to establish program guidelines for eligible recipients using CDBG funds to help co-op and condo homeowners repair damage incurred by Sandy

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