Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has filed an ordinance in the Nassau County Legislature appropriating $100 million provided to the County under the American Rescue Plan Act for one-time cash assistance of $375 to qualifying households (renters and homeowners, including residents living in cooperatives) that have experienced negative economic impacts due to the pandemic. The County Executive’s plan (“Nassau County Household Assistance Program or HAP”) will extend much-needed relief to up to 400,000 qualifying households as they recover from the often-devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As we continue to recover from the pandemic, Nassau County is committed to delivering relief for our residents and businesses. Having achieved a hard-earned budget surplus, the County will utilize funding from the American Rescue Plan to provide cash relief to up to 400,000 households. I believe this assistance will not only help those who continue to struggle, but also provide a boost to our local economy,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
“I worked tirelessly to secure billions in aid in the American Rescue Plan for New York and its localities – including over $385 million for Nassau County – and I’m glad that County Executive Curran has created a Household Assistance Program to put some of these funds back in the pockets of Nassau County residents who have experienced hardship throughout the pandemic,” said US Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer.
“The County’s Household Assistance Program will put this money directly into the pockets of Nassau’s renters and homeowners, helping families pay their bills and boosting our local economy,” said Congresswoman Kathleen Rice.