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Lawmakers want change in aid eligibility for Canandaigua flood victims

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In the aftermath of a devastating storm in July, numerous Canandaigua residents discovered that, despite extensive property damages, they don’t meet the state’s qualifications for emergency assistance.


Notably, the stipulations prevent homeowners from using the aid for previously completed emergency repairs.

Consequently, local legislators have stepped in to advocate for their constituents.

Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan, both Republicans, have sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul, expressing gratitude for her provision of aid but urging a revision of the criteria.

Helming stressed the importance of making the funding accessible to those severely affected by the calamitous flooding. Initially, Hochul had designated $3 million for affected homeowners across six counties, allotting up to $50,000 per residence.