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Homes and Community Renewal

Lake Ontario Flood Recovery

Helping Homeowners and Municipalities Recover from Flood Damage along the Lake Ontario Coastline

To expedite repairs and the construction of shoreline stabilization projects, Governor Cuomo declared a disaster emergency on May 2, 2017 in counties impacted by spring flooding along the Lake Ontario Coastline: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne.

The Governor followed-up on this response with two programs to help homeowners and municipalities recover.

Read the Governor’s Disaster Declaration

Read the press release

$10 Million for Eligible Municipalities

On May 22, 2017, the Governor announced $10 million in state funding available to assist eligible local municipalities in impacted counties with recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and culverts, as well as public water and sewer infrastructure. The funding is available through HCR and applications are now open to municipal governments in the affected counties.

Download Program Information & Application

$7 Million for Eligible Homeowners

New York State Homes and Community Renewal will make available up to $7 million in Affordable Homeownership Development Program Funds through the Affordable Housing Corporation to provide recovery assistance as quickly as possible in the aftermath of flooding that has impacted homeowners, for which insurance or other disaster recovery assistance is not available or insufficient.

Funding will be available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit housing organizations seeking to assist homeowners.

Applications will be made available on Tuesday, May 30th.

To be notified of when application has been posted or if you wish to express interest in participating in the program please email: