NJ homeowners being warned of contractor fraud after Tropical Storm Ida

NJ homeowners being warned of contractor fraud after Tropical Storm Ida / NJ Spotlight News / 9/20/2021 By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent Navigating scams and up-charges in rebuilding after Ida’s deluge Homeowners in New Jersey looking to rebuild after Tropical Storm Ida are being told to beware of dishonest practices like price gouging. That’s when Read More »

Need help with your individual Sandy issues? Here’s how YOU can help YOU.

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 »

Tell your Rep: Invest in our families!

Tell your Reps: Invest in our Families! https://youtu.be/dlbpTn_MPpI Congress is debating historic infrastructure investments right now in care, jobs, and resources to prepare our communities for flooding and future storms. We need to make sure our elected officials understand our communities’ priorities and that we bring these critical investments home. Take action now by signing Read More »

Finish the Job: Forgive Sandy Clawbacks

It’s been almost 9 long years since Superstorm Sandy. In those years, some of us were able to get home, others lost their homes forever, and some of us are still fighting to get home. Many are home but being asked to pay back funding they received by the state grant program RREM. Both individual Read More »

Government forgives FEMA loans from Superstorm Sandy. Here’s what it means

Government forgives FEMA loans from Superstorm Sandy. Here’s what it means / News 12 / 10/5/2021 By News 12 Staff Jersey Shore towns still owing millions of dollars in Federal Emergency Management Agency loans following Superstorm Sandy will get a much-needed break – the loans were forgiven by the government.” Saving a million here, 2 million there Read More »

Are you with us? NJOP 2021 Elections Scorecard

Learn More About OurRating Scale Are You With Us? 2021 Election Scorecard By the NJOP Elections Committee Welcome to “Are you with us? NJOP 2021 Elections Scorecard.”  Huge thanks to Chris and Meghan, the entire NJOP elections committee, and all the candidates who responded to our questionnaires for their work on this. Here are key Read More »

Public gets say on Army Corps’ plan to ease back bay flooding

Public gets say on Army Corps’ plan to ease back bay flooding / NJ Spotlight News / 9/23/2021 By LEAH MISHKIN, CORRESPONDENT The plan involves floodgates and elevating thousands of homes A $16 billion plan to ease back bay flooding at the Jersey Shore is under question. The Army Corps of Engineers says the project Read More »