The Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations is holding open house forums in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island this week and next to let homeowners affected by Sandy learn about mold removal, FEMA money and the new flood maps.
Representatives from city, state and federal agencies and local and national nonprofits will answer questions on a variety of topics, including insurance, building codes, financial resources and how to protect property from future storms.
Agencies taking part in the forums include the city Department Of Buildings, Department of Health and Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Brooklyn forum will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Surfside Elementary School at 2929 30th Street.
The Queens forum will take place on Sunday, March 10 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park.
The Staten Island forum will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 12 to 6 p.m. at New Dorp High School at 465 New Dorp Lane.
Future forums will be held on the South Shore of Staten Island and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.
People can register for the forum at www.nyc.gov/housingforums but attendees do not need to register.
For more information about housing recovery, visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/housingrecov.