Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich recently worked with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to shorten the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery applications after receiving calls from concerned residents about its length and difficulty.
The original application was 90 pages. Reilich had previously contacted the governor’s office to reduce the forms; however, residents continued to struggle with the application’s length and difficulty. Reilich again worked with the governor’s office to form a new application that would be easier to navigate, resulting in the newest application available on the New York State Homes and Community Renewal website.
“After hearing from concerned residents about the overwhelming length and difficulty of the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery application, I contacted the governor’s office and worked with them to make the application easier to navigate,” Reilich said. “It should be a simple process to receive financial assistance for damages incurred by the flooding. I encourage everyone, regardless of how much or little damage they have incurred, to fill out an application for financial assistance.”
To access the application, visit
The Lake Ontario Flood Recovery program is administered through nonprofit housing organizations seeking to help homeowners affected by flooding.
Monroe County homeowners seeking assistance are encouraged to contact Sheen Housing by calling 585-657-4114, emailing or visiting