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Spring of 2019 – Over 150 residents came together to take action for Sandy Recovery and our future at the shore in Ventnor, Brick, and Middletown. Thanks to all who attended and to the New Jersey Resource Project, SBP, Affordable Housing Alliance and all the organizations who contributed.  

Our Stories – Angel’s Contractor Fraud

Angel and Fe applied for the RREM grant program in order to rehabilitate and mitigate their home which was substantially damaged after Sandy. They were accepted in June 2013, and began the long process.  When Angel signed a contract with the builder he chose, he remembers a big red flag went up when he went…

Our Stories – Sandy Foreclosure Protections

We support this current bill: A5096/S3582:  Extends mortgage protections to Sandy families who might otherwise face foreclosure or who cannot afford to get home.  We passed this law in 2014, but unfortunately, the mortgage forbearance expires this June and many families are still struggling.  We hope to pass this bill as soon as possible and…

Superstorm Sandy Families Applaud New Opportunities for Recovery

Superstorm Sandy Families Applaud New Opportunities for Recovery – by Victoria Ford, Sandpaper – April 10th 2019 With Monday’s announcement of up to $100 million in disaster aid to be redirected to help 957 families still stuck in the construction phase of the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation program came a flood of relief for…

N.J. expands recovery programs for displaced Sandy victims

N.J. expands recovery programs for displaced Sandy victims – by Justin Auciello, WHYY – April 8th, 2019​Millions of funds will be available for New Jersey Superstorm Sandy victims that remain out of their homes, state and federal officials announced Monday. Speaking at the Shark River Municipal Marina in Neptune Township, Gov. Phil Murphy announced an update…

FOR SANDY FAMILIES STILL REBUILDING, NEW FUNDS COMING THIS SUMMER

FOR SANDY FAMILIES STILL REBUILDING, NEW FUNDS COMING THIS SUMMER by Michael Symons, NJ 101.5 – April 8th 2019 Nearly 1,000 families still not back in homes damaged six and a half years ago by Superstorm Sandy will be able to apply to the state for supplemental recovery funds beginning in early summer. Gov. Phil Murphy…

NJ WANTS TO REDIRECT UNSPENT FEDERAL AID TO HELP LAST SANDY VICTIMS GET HOME

NJ WANTS TO REDIRECT UNSPENT FEDERAL AID TO HELP LAST SANDY VICTIMS GET HOME by Colleen O’Dea, NJ Spotlight State would use $50 million for people to finish rebuilding their damaged homes and another $10 to construct multi-family affordable units Still recovering six years after superstorm Sandy, New Jersey is looking to provide another $50…

NJ LOOKS TO SHIFT SANDY FUNDS, WITH NEAR 1,000 STILL NOT YET HOME

NJ LOOKS TO SHIFT SANDY FUNDS, WITH NEAR 1,000 STILL NOT YET HOME by Michael Symons, New Jersey 101.5 ​A public hearing will be held Tuesday in Toms River regarding the state’s plan to reallocate $60 million from its federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds toward homeowner and rental housing programs. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is proposing…