Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)Rep. Steve Israel announces bill to make co-op and condo owners eligible for FEMA aid, July 29, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to communities throughout New York, New Jersey and other portions of the Northeast region. Once the storm was over and communities began planning to rebuild, it was realized that housing cooperatives were not eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster assistance program.

NCBA CLUSA has joined groups, including the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums, and the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives & Condominiums to support legislation for housing cooperatives to receive much needed FEMA disaster assistance.

Bill Would Alter FEMA Policy to Assist Co-ops and Condos | The New York Times