Even though a year has passed since Hurricane Sandy hit the state, help for those who need it keeps coming. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday a second round of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $65 million.
The money is for damage to single-family homes and multi-family buildings that were not eligible for insurance or other federal aid. The money will go toward upgrading homes in order to meet stricter building codes, including raising foundations.
“We want to reach out and make sure those who have been unable to rebuild previously now find themselves in a position according to the agreements reached with the federal government to respond,” Malloy said in a Monday press conference.
The state previously received $72 million in federal aid that it has just begun to distribute through centers in Milford, East Haven, Fairfield and Norwalk.