Residents who live at the Belle Shore development say rebuilding efforts are tangled in federal red tape. Management for the property, who want to remain anonymous, say it took about six months for the Small Business Administration to approve a $2 million loan. But not a penny has been distributed. Residents can't get their homes repaired.
"If SBA is released they can continue to finish my apartment and the others who have not been completed at all," said Nancy Calvin, a displaced homeowner.
Management says getting permits to fix plumbing and electrical work is stalling the process. Calvin recently let NY1's cameras inside what she calls her dream home -- practically gutted by sandy -- to where she's been living since the storm: A basement studio in Sheepshead Bay that she shares with her husband and two dogs.
"We were told we were going to move in September, then it became October and then it became I don't know when," she said.
Calvin is working with the condominiums' board of directors and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office to try and help about 26 other displaced residents.