New York’s mayor wants to reform Hurricane Sandy reconstruction program

Mayor de Blasio wants to begin construction on at least 500 homes by the end of summer

April 30, 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to implement reforms in the highly-criticized Hurricane Sandy reconstruction program called “Build it Back.”

“We've laid out a blueprint to provide critical financial relief to homeowners and directly engage communities in the rebuilding process,” de Blasio said. The mayor said he is committed to starting construction on at least 500 homes damaged by Sandy, and issuing 500 reimbursement checks by the end of the summer.

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