The city announced that it will distribute federal aid to homeowners who have already paid to fix damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg previously said the city would not reimburse residents because of concerns that there would be fraudulent claims, but the city has reversed its position with the announcement made Tuesday by Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Steel.
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Details on the qualifications for the reimbursements will be announced following the program's approval from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.