Fairfield residents who have experienced uninsured or uncovered losses as a result of Storm Sandy may be eligible for funding through a new state program.
The State of Connecticut is currently seeking applications from residents with unmet needs from Storm Sandy for its Owner Occupied Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Program (OORR), which can provide assistance to rebuild and rehabilitate homes damaged in the storm, according to First Selectman Mike Tetreau.
The State Department of Housing has allocated $30 million in federal funding for the OORR Program to support efforts to rebuild and renovate homes while addressing needs to prepare for future storms. Assistance ranging from $10,000 to $150,000 is available to replace and rehabilitate homes, implement mitigation measures, and make homes more resilient to future storm damage, said Tetreau.
“The Town of Fairfield is here to assist our residents who are still dealing with the aftermath of Storm Sandy,” he said. “I highly encourage our residents who still need assistance to apply for the OORR funding as soon as possible since applications are being handled on a first-come, first-served basis.”
Tetreau also reminded residents to contact Plan and Zoning Assistant Director Jim Wendt at (203) 256-3050 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Flood Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Fairfield residents can go to the CT Recovers Website for applications, instructions, a fact sheet and a program guide.