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CDC of Long Island Connects Community to Hurricane Relief Resources


Website and Social Media Used to Reach Residents of Long Island

Centereach, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2012

Long Island residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy can access important regional, statewide and national web links and hurricane relief information by visiting the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDC) website This information can also be accessed by smart phone by connecting to CDC via Facebook and Twitter. CDC offers several programs that may be able to assist residents, including its Emergency Home Loan Repair Program.

“CDC is available to assist income-eligible Long Islanders with emergency home repair loans,” said Eileen Anderson, CDC Senior Vice President. “There is a lot of misinformation out there right now. This issue, coupled with the trauma people are experiencing in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, can result in poor decision making. Individuals and homeowners need to be aware and make sure they are working with a trusted advisor when they are seeking financial assistance.”

Additionally, the CDC website includes links to suggested information and will be updated regularly:

  •     A disaster relief questionnaire and status of application for assistance to determine if you are eligible for help;
  •     Public education regarding insurance and claims;
  •     U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hurricane recovery assistance;
  •     Updates from New York State Governor Cuomo and outage maps; and
  •     Small business financial assistance.

About Community Development Corporation of Long Island
CDC of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that supports Long Islanders pursuing their housing and small business dreams. Since its inception 41 years ago, CDC invests its resources, talents and knowledge in households, small business and communities assisting more than 93,000 Long Islanders and investing 806 million into their communities. Last fiscal year alone, CDC served more than 17,000 Long Islanders investing nearly $85 million into their communities. For more information, please visit Friend us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @cdclongisland.

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