The deadline to submit an application for state assistance with flood damage is Friday, June 6.

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Impacted Yates County homeowners and renters can apply directly to the state for assistance. Eligibility is based on the applicants providing confirmation their damage is a direct result of the Finger Lakes’ flooding from May 2014, and is for damages not already covered by existing insurance policies. Affected homeowners, renters and small business owners who qualify must submit an application by Friday, June 6.

Homeowners, for whom the flood impacted property is a primary residence, can apply for assistance for the following eligible recovery costs: repair and/or replacement of damaged foundations, roofs, windows, doors, siding, flooring, drywall, insulation, bathrooms, garages, and electrical systems; replacement of kitchen cabinets, well/septic systems, non-luxury residential appliances; and remediation of environmental hazards. Renters’ eligible costs include replacement of damaged clothing, small sofas, tables, buffets, credenzas, kitchen table and chairs, beds and dressers, desk, computers, and home office equipment.

Eligible applicants will receive either immediate or full assistance:

Immediate assistance in the minimum amount of $100 for homeowners and renters and a minimum amount of $500 for small businesses will be made available to cover the urgent recovery need(s) of applicants providing sufficient supporting documentation of incurred expenses; such as receipts, invoices, contractor estimates, or insurance estimates related to disaster recovery efforts. An additional amount of assistance, up to the maximum allowable for the Program ($10,000 Homeowners/Renters; $25,000 Small Businesses) will be made available upon the submission, review and certification of subsequent documentation for related and eligible recovery costs.

Full assistance up to the maximum amount allowable for the Program ($10,000 Homeowners/Renters; $25,000 Small Businesses) will be made available upon the submission, review and certification of receipts, invoices, contractor estimates, or insurance estimates for related and eligible recovery costs, if these documents are furnished at the initial point of application.

To apply, or for additional information on the Yates County Disaster Assistance Recovery Program, visit: http://www.nyshcr.org/programs/nys-flood/ or pick up paper copies at Keuka Housing Council 160 Main Street. Completed applications should be dropped off at Keuka Housing Council.

Information for landlords

If you are a landlord with damages or a homeowner with land damage, please contact Keuka Housing Council at 315-536-8707 to learn about options for you.