SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)-New York State Govenor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have approved a $27 million relief plan for undocumented workers not protected by FEMA.
The plan comes just weeks after Hurricane Ida caused an estimated $50 million in damage to New York City buildings.
For those impacted by the severe weather, de Blasio says New York is there to lend a helping hand.
“Regardless of documentation status, we will get support from the most recent victims of our climate crisis and we are here to help every step of the way,” said de Blasio.
The $27 million will be distributed among community organizations and New Yorkers who are ineligible to receive federal assistance like undocumented workers. And the funds will be shared among immigrants in the Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland.
Applications for financial assistance will remain open through the end of November. In order to qualify, you or someone you live with can not qualify for FEMA.
This program will also be supervised by the New York State Office for New Americans.