State kicking in $20M for shoreline home repairs

Lake Ontario funding will come from state’s Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative.

New York state will provide $20 million to help repair homes that were damaged by high water on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday.

The funding will come from the $300 million state fund, known as the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, to help communities rebuild and strengthen their shorelines against future flooding.

Over the past two months, the REDI commission, consisting of heads of various state agencies, has met with local officials across the Lake Ontario shoreline to solicit project proposals. The $20 million will go toward the new Department of Housing and Community Renewal Residential Home Repair Program — the second state program of its kind in three years.

Niagara-Gazette

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