NYC Begins $15 Million Mold Cleanup Program For Sandy Victims
The program is paid for with private donations, not tax dollars
More than four months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast corridor, New York City is beginning a $15 million program to clean up at least 2,000 homes that became contaminated with mold. Many of the homes that were able to withstand Superstorm Sandy were flooded instead, leaving many homeowners in a pickle since the Federal Emergency Management Agency doesn’t provide assistance for mold problems.
The program, paid for with private donations, is being put up by The American Red Cross, Robin Hood Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. The work is being overseen by Neighborhood Revitalization NYC, a nonprofit development company. For those not accepted into the program, the Mayor’s Fund will also run mold treatment workshops and distribute thousands of mold-remediation kits for homeowners. (The Wall Street Journal)