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Free mold cleaning for Sandy homes

AmeriCorps crew member Jon Luty, a volunteer from

AmeriCorps crew member Jon Luty, a volunteer from the state of Washington, cleans mold from a home in Oceanside that was affected by superstorm Sandy. (Jan. 10, 2013) Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

A free mold-remediation program is being offered to those still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is providing professional mold cleaning and remediation services for homes that qualify. The program is being funded by the American Red Cross and the Robin Hood Foundation.

The program provides for the inspection, cleaning and treatment of mold-infested homes. According to the CDCLI, the work for this program is conducted by a professional mold remediation company and supervised by an environmental engineer.

To be eligible, homes must have been flooded by Sandy and still have visible mold on household surfaces. Also, families must meet the following annual income guidelines based on household size: A family of one, $103,000; two, $118,000; three, $133,000; four, $148,000; five, $160,000; six, $171,000; seven, $183,000; and eight, $195,000.

Those wishing to apply for the program should visit and download an application or call 631-471-1215, ext. 299 for more information.

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