Question From Lorrie Smith….
I’m curious if anyone knows about the ICC claims for grant money to elevate houses. I was told that if we have flood insurance and more than 50% in damage to our house (pre-hurricane Sandy house value), that we would be eligible.
I called the city to find out about getting a letter of substantial damage and they said that the house is to be valued at 2006 tax values (minus 21%).
I am curious as to why they are going to the year where houses were at their peak level instead of pre-hurricane Sandy value. I called the ICC helpline and they said that I need to talk to someone at the city.
We called the construction office a few times, but are still waiting to hear back. I am just wondering if anyone has information about this.
Thanks. I appreciate any information that can be shared.