FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The state will open four intake centers Thursday, including two in Fairfield County, to provide one-on-one assistance to homeowners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced.
“If you are a resident waiting for assistance, relief cannot come soon enough,” Malloy said in a statement. “We no doubt have a long road ahead, but getting these offices open will be an effective way to make sure that residents know the state will see this effort through.
"These offices will be staffed with experts who can help homeowners navigate the application process for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Program, which has $30 million in federal relief funds to help communities recover and rebuild from the devastation of Sandy."
The two Fairfield County locations will be at the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, and the Old Fire Department, 100 Fairfield Ave., Norwalk.
The other two locations will be located in East Haven and Milford.
Staff from the Department of Housing will operate the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation and Reconstruction intake centers from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Homeowners are encouraged to call the program’s toll free hotline at 1-866-272-1976 Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to schedule appointments or for more information.
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. Eligible expenses are those not covered by insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or any other sources of funding.