HAMILTON’S DISASTER RELIEF GRANTS
Introduced in 2005, the program is meant to provide relief for basement flooding on compassionate grounds only, meaning the city gives you money without acknowledging liability.
The program is kick-started by a council declaration of a disaster resulting from a rainstorm. Council has to outline an eligible time frame and geographical boundary.
Only flooding costs not covered by insurance or a legal claim are eligible. Ineligible costs include replacement of items like “non-essential” furniture (think stereos) or recreational vehicles like boats.
To make a claim, call this hotline: 1-866-596-2242. The deadline is Aug. 31.