by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods
A free program to help protect your home and finances from floodsSee If You're Eligible
Homeowners in high-risk flood zones need an “elevation certificate” to get an accurate flood insurance quote. It’s the only way to know how high your rate will go; without it, your rate could just keep going up and up. If you’re eligible for a free Home Resiliency Audit, we’ll have an engineer visit your house and prepare one for you. Having one will allow us to help determine which retrofits – such as elevating your home – can reduce your flood insurance cost.
Professional audit and elevation certificate
Valued at over $1800
Neighborhoods: Canarsie, Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Howard Beach, Southeast Brooklyn Waterfront, Red Hook, Lower Manhattan, Rockaway East
Prioritizing criteria: income level; whether or not you suffered Sandy damage; whether or not you have an elevation certificate.