Help Can Come To You From Fairfield's Hurricane Sandy Center

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An intake center is available the Senior Center for residents still affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Greg Canuel (File)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Intake Center at the Fairfield Senior Center is continuing to assist residents with the application process for those with uninsured or uncovered losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Those residents experiencing difficulty in leaving their homes or are unable to visit the Intake Center can contact the Call Center and request an appointment with a mobile unit.

Intake Center staff will then meet a homeowner at their residence or another place of the applicant’s choosing.

The intake counselor will be equipped with a laptop and a mobile scanner to assist applicants in completing their applications. Priority for this service will be given to elderly or disabled individuals.

To schedule an appointment with a mobile unit or the Intake Center call 1-866-272-1976. The Call Center’s hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Intake Center will be closed on all federal holidays.

There is no established deadline for the applications at this time. In early February, the state will decide whether to close the Intake Center in Fairfield, but applications would still be accepted.

Connecticut’s housing recovery programs are designed to meet the needs of residents in communities most impacted by Storm Sandy that are not covered by insurance, FEMA or any other sources of funding.

The grant award for each eligible property ranges from $10,000 to $150,000. The state will contract with the homeowner and general contractor for the approved scope of work.

The online application can be accessed here. Background information on the program and application instructions, including eligibility requirements, can be found here

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