Need help with your individual Sandy issues? Here’s how YOU can help YOU. Does NJOP help people? Yes. And no. The New Jersey Organizing Project actually isn’t a service organization. When we say “service organization,” picture like – Catholic Charities, Affordable Housing Alliance, Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group. A service organization is one with Read More »
New Jersey residents fight to return home more than 1 year after Hurricane Ida
New Jersey residents fight to return home more than 1 year after Hurricane Ida / news12 NJ / March 7, 2023 By News 12 Staff There are some New Jersey residents who are still recovering more than a year after Hurricane Ida left a path of destruction around the state. New Jersey residents fight to Read More »
More help is coming for NJ Ida victims. Groups helping survivors call 16-month wait ‘criminal.’
More help is coming for NJ Ida victims. Groups helping survivors call 16-month wait ‘criminal.’ More help is coming for NJ Ida victims. Groups helping survivors call 16-month wait ‘criminal.’ / Gothamist / March 3, 2023 By Karen YI New Jersey’s Department of Human Services says it began making case managers available to Hurricane Ida Read More »
Sea Change RCO’s Dual Goal to Serve Recovery Community While Influencing Policy
Sea Change RCO’s Dual Goal to Serve Recovery Community While Influencing Policy | The SandPaper | March 1, 2023 By Victoria Ford Sea Change is more than a nonprofit recovery community organization. It’s a vehicle for change in the lives of those affected by substance use disorder, and it’s moving at high velocity. In short, Read More »
Tell Your State Reps: Get storm survivors home–and let them stay.
Everyone deserves a full and fair recovery. We need a mortgage forbearance and aid that covers all of us, so storm survivors can get home and stay home. In the decade between Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Ida, survivors are struggling to get home and whole. We know best what’s broken with our disaster recovery Read More »
State promises to re-examine Sandy forbearance program after KIYC investigation
State promises to re-examine Sandy forbearance program after KIYC investigation | News12 NJ| February 6, 2023 By Walt Kane A Kane In Your Corner investigation has led to results for homeowners who said the state wasn’t keeping up its end of the Superstorm Sandy mortgage forbearance program. The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance is promising Read More »
What’s the story with FEMA’s Ida Rental Assistance?
What’s the story with FEMA’s Ida Rental Assistance? After natural disasters like Hurricane Ida, FEMA typically provides an initial rental assistance payment for those displaced from their homes by the storm, as well as up to 18 months more of rental assistance for people who remain displaced. If you’re wondering, “What gives? I’ve never even Read More »
Was your insurance claim underpaid or denied? Learn how to self advocate
Was your insurance claim underpaid or denied? Learn how to self advocate Storm survivors need and deserve flood insurance that works for us, not against us. We’re still working to make that a reality. BUT, in the meantime, there are resources out there to support you as you navigate insurance. The American Policyholder Association (APA) Read More »
Dos nuevos proyectos de ley sobre la recuperación de tormentas en 2023
De las grandes victorias de Ida al mayor Sandyversario que hemos tenido hasta ahora, ha sido un año increíble para nuestro Equipo Organizador sobre Tormentas. ¡Y tenemos mucho entusiasmo por continuar la lucha en 2023! Actualmente, estamos trabajando en dos nuevos proyectos de ley para avanzar con la recuperación de Sandy e Ida.
Why whale deaths are dividing environmentalists — and firing up Tucker Carlson
Dead whales are usually a sure-fire way to unite environmentalists — but not in New Jersey. Instead, a recent spate of beached whales in the Northeast is exposing rifts among activists, energizing Republicans and threatening to complicate one of President Joe Biden’s top energy goals. Since December, at least nine whales have been stranded on Read More »
Federal clawback of money from Sandy survivors halted indefinitely
Federal clawback of money from Sandy survivors halted indefinitely | NJ Spotlight News | January 23, 2023 BRIANA VANNOZZI, ANCHOR Interview: Jody Stewart, community organizer of New Jersey Organizing Project For thousands of Superstorm Sandy survivors in New Jersey, recovery has been a slow and sometimes painful process. One of the biggest sources of stress Read More »