On April 15th, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $3 million would be made available to assist Mount Vernon residents impacted by the sewer and water infrastructure crisis in the city. Yesterday, The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery hosted an Information Session on The Mount Vernon Healthy Homes Program. This is a pilot initiative currently targeted to the most frequently impacted and high-risk properties, will mitigate environmental hazards, and make resiliency upgrades to private property.
Participating homes may be eligible for rehabilitation of damaged pipes, sewage backflow prevention, replacement of lead service lines, and other needed environmental remediation. Please visit stormrecovery.ny.gov/mountvernon to apply or fill out a form of interest. We look forward to restoring dignity and improving the welfare of our residents through this program.