The federal government’s top housing official, Secretary Marcia Fudge, announced on Tuesday that New York City has secured an additional $187 million in recovery assistance to pay for repairs and infrastructure improvements following the flooding from Hurricane Ida.
The massive storm set citywide rainfall records that triggered massive flash floods that killed at least 16 people, many of whom were poor and were funneled to illegal basement apartments where they drowned.
It was part of a larger $3 billion aid package rolled out by Fudge.
“We are going to look at the full list of items that HUD is going to allow us to do because we know the hurricane has set us back and based on all the lists, that will allow us to spend the money on,” said the Mayor Eric Adams during an afternoon press conference.
New York Post