Flemister House received grant funds from the Vincent Mulford Foundation and the Hyde and Watson Foundation on November 2013 to support its rebuilding and recovery efforts from the damage of Superstorm Sandy to its residence facility.
Likewise, it was awarded funding on October 9, 2013 by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (NYS OTDA) under the Social Services Block Grant Superstorm Sandy Supplemental (SSBG Superstorm Sandy) to cover the unreimbursed and not eligible for reimbursement expenses incurred for the repair/renovation of its facility.
Flemister House is also working with Enterprise Community Partners for funding under the Federal Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) to cover cost of repairs and resiliency improvements minus the costs of other assistance already received.
The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) has approved Flemister’s charity application for participation in the 2013 New York City (NYC) Combined Federal Campaign. As such, Flemister is included in the NYC Combined Federal Campaign Charity Listing, which is distributed to over 45,000 federal employees across the five boroughs of New York City this fall. It is also able to participate in the Charity Fairs sponsored by the various federal agencies in NYC. Under this campaign, the employees will give donations to the charity of their choice.
A grant provided by Enterprise is expected to enhance Flemister’s capacity to weather future disasters that could affect its affordable housing portfolio and will help build its preparedness and response protocol. This activity, which runs from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014, will develop a customized disaster preparedness and response plan, conduct trainings with staff on implementation of the plan, and coordinate creation and implementation of a resiliency capital needs assessment conducted by Enterprise.
FLemister receives funding for Hurricane Sandy Damage….
We are very grateful to the following organizations which have provided an overwhelming support and funding assistance in the rebuilding of what has become a critical housing resource for our residents:
- The Fund for the City of New York provided a combination of grant and loan made possible through the generosity of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York and the NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program, respectively, aimed to promote the recovery of organizations that are located in and/or providing services to those areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
- The United Way of New York City (UWNYC) awarded grant assistance from out of the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund which is administered and managed by UWNYC for disaster relief and recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
- The Chicago-based Polk Bros. Foundation, through the assistance of NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, provided likewise a special grant primarily to defray expenses incurred for the restoration of the storm damage to Flemister’s residence facility.