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During a city council hearing about the Build It Back program on March 31, city staffers answered for the federally funded, city-run disaster relief program’s slow response and poor outreach. At the same time, staffers offered some insight into the numbers the controversial program has served thus far. According to a Housing and Urban Development analysis of Federal Emergency Management Administration data, the unprecedented storm damaged 62,230 households in New York City. As of March 26, 2014, the Build It Back program has achieved the following results:

Single-Family Program

19,985 applicants registered

5,176 withdrew or were unresponsive

13,888 had initial meetings

9,464 underwent damage inspections

3,182 had option meetings

634 selected an option

152 began design

6 began repairs

Multi-Family Program

978 applicants registered

278 withdrew or were unresponsive

554 completed applications

383 underwent damage inspections

60 started environmental review

4 selected contractors

3 started work, awaiting payment

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
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