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 »

Flood insurance reform bill debuts on Sandy anniversary

Flood insurance reform bill debuts on Sandy anniversary / NJ Spotlight News / 10/29/2021 By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent With the threat of more storms due to climate change, leaders say more funding needs to go into figuring out how to prevent damage in the first place New Jersey’s two U.S. senators and fellow members Read More »

Superstorm Sandy Survivor: Not All Damage Is Visible

Superstorm Sandy Survivor: Not All Damage Is Visible / Jersey Shore Online / 10/29/2021 By Stephanie Faughnan STAFFORD – Several iconic photographs serve as a remembrance of Superstorm Sandy’s wrath nearly a decade ago. Meanwhile, some victims suffered damage not overtly visible from the exteriors of their homes.   “If you looked from the outside Read More »

New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Offshore Wind Energy, Survey Shows

New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Offshore Wind Energy, Survey Shows / Insider NJ / 10/28/21 3 of 4 for expanding offshore wind in the Garden State Trenton, NJ (October 28, 2021) By wide margins, New Jersey voters support expanding offshore wind energy in the state and see it as beneficial to addressing climate change and 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 »