New York Build It Back – Housing Recovery Hurricane Sandy
New York Build It Back – Housing Recovery Hurricane Sandy
Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, New York

NY Department of Design Construction
NY Housing Recovery Office
LiRo Construction Management

Project Info

Home Elevation and Rehabilitation

Project Cost

DiGeronimo PC Architects are currently completing construction contract documents for significantly damaged Sandy homes in the Boroughs of Brooklyn. The NYC Mayors Office of Recovery Operation and the Build It Back Program are dedicated to helping New Yorker’s living in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild their homes.

DiGeronimo is  sub-contractor under contract to LiRo Construction Management  to work directly under DDC and HRO, which began in 2015. The program’s significant momentum over the past two years stems from the Mayor’s overhaul of the Build It Back 2014.

DiGeronimo created the innovative design for the very 1st home elevation and rehabilitation under the Build it Back Program.

New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Sandy Recovery Division is engaged in this major program designed to assist homeowners who have agreed to participate in the Build It Back Program. The Program is administered by DDC and funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Program.

New York City and coastal New Jersey comprise a dense major urban regional network of complex interconnected systems. The Region comprises the largest economy in the United States and globally; it is second only to Tokyo. We were devastated by the Storm. Regardless of the damage Super Storm Sandy
caused to the regional, national and global economy, all homeowners in affected communities wanted was to get back home.

Homeowners who lost everything; homeowners who never had anticipated a construction program nor ever wanted a construction program are thrust into a murky world of permits, paperwork, forms, terms, and those who would prey on the disadvantaged. DiGeronimo provides the stability of 45 years of professional architectural experience, an experienced team of consultant Site-Civil and Structural Engineers, and commercial construction contractors.

With DiGeronimo, a homeowner gets a home not a headache.