Relief program announced for Lake Ontario secondary homeowners

By on November 18, 2019

Owners of secondary homes on Lake Ontario who were directly impacted by this year’s flooding and sustained damages to their homes may now apply for funding through the 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program. Up to $8 million is available, and applications will be accepted through December 10, 2019. 

Residents with second homes in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne counties are now eligible to apply to receive up to $50,000 in state funding to help offset damages to their residences.

Applications can be found at 

Second homeowners with a qualified gross income of less than $275,000 may apply. However, priority will be given to those with a qualified gross income of $175,000 or less. Funding to address damages to secondary homes will be considered following fulfillment of primary residence applications, which will be given priority. Primary homeowners must have applied by the October 31, 2019 deadline.

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