Storm Sandy Intake Centers Open

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    At the Fairfield Senior Center, the computers are set up and staff is being trained to get ready for when a classroom there becomes an Intake Center on Thursday.“There is a direction that we have people going right into a classroom, so they can meet individually with a case worker and talk about their situation,” said Terry Giegengack, Fairfield’s Director of Human and Social Services.They can fill out applications for the Storm Sandy Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Program.

    At the Fairfield Senior Center, the computers are set up and staff is being trained to get ready for when a classroom there becomes a Sandy Relief Center.

    Residents can fill out applications for the Storm Sandy Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Program.

    The program allocates $30 million in federal funding for homeowners affected by Sandy. Homeowners can get grants from $10,000 to $150,000 to cover uninsured or uncovered losses.

    “There is a direction that we have people going right into a classroom, so they can meet individually with a case worker and talk about their situation,” said Terry Giegengack, Fairfield’s director of human and social services.

    “Hopefully, this money will help our residents get back in their homes, and get the funding they need to complete the renovation and construction,” said Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau.

    In Milford, the Intake Center is at the Parson Government Center, across from City Hall.

    Mayor Ben Blake said there are about 200 Milford homeowners who still need to elevate their homes, so people will be looking for applications during the center's Monday through Saturday hours.

    In addition, there will be mobile centers available for people who can't get to the intake center.

    “They'll have laptops, they'll have iPads, they'll have devices that they can take to the people who just cannot get to the Intake Office,” Mayor Blake said.

    There are restrictions about who will be awarded the money, but it will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

    “It's free money, provided they own the house, providing they're the resident year-long on that property and that they were living there during the time of the storm,” East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo said.

    East Haven's Center will be at 52 South End Road.

    To schedule an appointment or obtain more information, call 1-866-272-1976.

    The Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Locations:

    • East Haven — 52 South End Road, Unit A, East Haven
    • Fairfield — Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield
    • Milford — Parson Government Center, 70 West River Street, Milford
    • Norwalk — Old Fire Department, 100 Fairfield Avenue, Norwalk