Storm Sandy rebuilding workshops for Milford residents

Don't know if you will have to raise your house after damage from Sandy or what permits you will need? The city is hosting two workshops to help residents understand the permitting process.

The two workshops are being held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday Nov. 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Residents impacted by the storm are also encouraged to contact the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they may be eligible to received low interest loans to recover from physical damage and economic injury to their homes and/or businesses as a result of Storm Sandy. The telephone number for SBA is

800-659-2955. You may also seek information online at www.sba.gov/sandy. Representatives from SBA will be available at Parson’s Government Center located at 70 West River Street from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center remains open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the gymnasium of Parson’s Government Center. Residents must register with FEMA in order to be considered to receive disaster assistance. You can register by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

You may also register in person at the Disaster Recovery Center. By registering with FEMA, homeowners and renters of all income levels who suffered losses as a result of Storm Sandy may be eligible to receive assistance such as grants for temporary housing or essential repairs to make their homes safe and secure. 

Registering for FEMA may also unlock low interest loans, disaster unemployment assistance and other state or federal aid.

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