(WASHINGTON) -- Some help may be on the way for New Yorkers whose homes were damaged or lost when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee passed through the state last year.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at helping those residents who are still experiencing the effects from the damage done to their homes by the severe weather systems. The legislation seeks to expand the low-income housing tax credit, which offers tax incentives for developers to build new rental housing units in communities impacted by natural disasters.
"We need to continue to stand by New York’s struggling families today with access to affordable housing so they can get back on stable ground, and continue rebuilding their lives," Gillibrand said in a statement.
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