by the Enterprise New York Team
We are excited to share a great set of maps and data analysis that summarize Superstorm Sandy’s impact on homes in the New York region.
We’ve updated our Sandy impact maps to incorporate newly available data on FEMA registrants. Read our latest summary analyses of demographic information from FEMA registrations.
Our key findings include:
- Of all registrants, 43% reported household incomes less than $30,000 per year, indicating a significant need among lower income households.
- Of all renter registrants, 68% were low income (with annual incomes less than $30k). Of all homeowner registrants, 24% were low-income.
- Of renter registrants, 55% with damage evaluations sustained either “major” or “substantial” damage to their property.
- The number of homeowners assessed with uninsured damage is 60% higher in New York State than in New Jersey.
- In the areas where New York City FEMA registrants are located, 46% of renters are white, 37% are black or Asian, and 29% are Hispanic.
We expect to update these maps periodically as new information becomes available. We welcome your suggestions on additional information that could be helpful to you.
Please continue to share your experiences and stories about rebuilding post-Sandy with us.