Nassau County to send payments of $ 375 to some 400,000 homeowners affected by the pandemic
County executive Laura Curran enacted a new pandemic relief program on Wednesday.
The Nassau County Homeowner Assistance Program or “HAP” provides direct payments to up to 400,000 homeowners.
Most households with incomes below $ 168,900 are automatically eligible.
Those who earn more must prove that they have been financially affected by the pandemic.
To apply, go to the county website at NassauCountyNY.Gov/HAP.
Direct payments will start to roll out on Thursday.
Those with technology challenges or needing in-person assistance will be able to make an appointment through the Nassau County HAP Call Center starting Tuesday, October 12 by calling 516-571-1555.
HAP Support Centers will be located at the Boost Nassau Resource Center, Eisenhower Park; 60 Charles Lindberg Boulevard, Uniondale; 40 Main Street, Hempstead; and 1 West Street, Mineola.
Additional community outreach efforts will be launched over the coming weeks to ensure eligible residents are aware of the program.
“As County Manager, I am committed to bringing relief to the residents and businesses of Nassau as we continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Nassau County finances are in the best shape they can be. “They’ve been for decades thanks to the fiscal discipline of my administration. This has allowed us to reallocate funding from the US bailout to our residents and businesses. These direct payments will not only help those who continue to struggle, but will also give a significant boost to our local economy. I encourage residents to spend this amount of money on our main streets and support local businesses, “said Laura Curran, Nassau County Manager.
The Curran County Executive tabled the Household Assistance Program in July 2021 to help middle-class and working-class residents recovering from the impact of the pandemic. After months of delay by the legislative majority, the Nassau County legislature approved the household assistance program by an 18-1 vote. The Household Assistance Program will be funded by federal funds from the county’s allocation under the America Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress in March 2021.
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