SBP Client Snapshot
Cecil: Rockaway, New York
Cecil, a facilities manager at a local assisted living home, has lived in his Rockaway, NY home—which has been in his family for 35 years—since 2000.
The house flooded with seven feet of water during Hurricane Sandy; following the storm, New York City’s Rapid Repairs program restored his water and electricity, but otherwise the home remained severely damaged and had rampant mold growth. With the basement and first floor unlivable, Cecil moved into the second floor of the house, lugging up buckets of water from his basement to bathe, for three years.
He finally heard about SBP at a resource center in his neighborhood, and SBP quickly got to work—in the spring of 2016, Cecil moved into his fully restored home.
Read more about SBP and Cecil's story via WNYC.