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NYC mayor announces Sandy recovery reforms

By WKTV News

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is aiming to start reconstruction on 500 homes that were wrecked during Superstorm Sandy by the end of the summer.
The mayor unveiled a sweeping report on Thursday that examines the city's recovery progress. He made the announcement from a Staten Island neighborhood that was battered by the storm.
De Blasio says the Build-It-Back program has been "overly complex" and created confusion among homeowners. He says the city will reform the program by providing financial relief to homeowners and engaging local communities in the rebuilding process.

Only nine homes are currently under construction under the federally funded program. Build-It-Back was created by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to primarily help New Yorkers repair, rebuild and elevate homes. 

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