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On the four year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, it is important for New Yorkers to reflect on the progress we have made not only building a more resilient City but also in building a more just and equitable City. One effort, in particular, the Sandy Build it Back program, has quietly and with very little fanfare embarked on a precedent-setting local hiring program that has created good, career-track jobs for low-income Sandy-impacted residents. The Build it Back program’s emphasis on equity in the rebuilding of our residential neighborhoods is the focus of this white paper and offers valuable lessons to be learned for how to replicate this program elsewhere while improving on certain areas of concern.