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Homes and Community Renewal

NYS Disaster Recovery Assistance Programs

On May 23, 2014 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new round of immediate state disaster recovery assistance to help residents and business owners who incurred damage from flash flooding that severely damaged nearly 150 homes in Yates County in the villages of Branchport, Penn Yan, and Dresden, and the towns of Jerusalem, Italy and Guyanoga.
Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Yates County on May 14, 2014, which expired May 28, 2014. Up to $10,000 in state disaster assistance was made available to affected homeowners and renters struggling to recover, and as much as $25,000 in recovery funds for small businesses. This new state disaster program provided state emergency disaster funds where it was needed most, as supplemental assistance to start recovery for victims who were uninsured or under-insured and filled gaps in recovery assistance.

The Yates County Disaster Recovery Assistance Program is being coordinated through New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). 

If you have questions, please call Homes & Community Renewal at (518) 474-2057.

Program Guidelines

Click here for Yates Program Guidelines

Program Application

The application deadline for the Yates County Disaster Recovery Assistance Program has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA representatives will be available to meet with potential applicants at Keuka Housing Council Tuesday, June 24th through Saturday, July 2nd. Hours are 9a-6p weekdays, 9a-5p Saturdays, no Sundays. Keuka Housing Council is located at 160 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Long Term Recovery Groups/Organizations

Please contact local community based organizations for more information about services and assistance that may be available to address your individual long term recovery needs.

Keuka Housing Council (link to: )

American Red Cross (link to: )


Last updated on 06/24/14