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 »

Less than 200 Ida survivors in NJ got continued rental assistance from FEMA

Yeah, you heard that right.  A decade ago, over 10,000 Sandy survivors whose homes were damaged received temporary continued rental assistance from FEMA under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). That’s 18 months of assistance on top of the first one-time housing aid payment they got right after the storm. But with Ida, that seems Read More »

Few Ida victims received long-term rental aid from FEMA

Few Ida victims received long-term rental aid from FEMA | NJ Spotlight News | November 30, 2022 BY: BRIANA VANNOZZI, ANCHOR Thousands were entitled to an additional 18 months of rental aid More than a year after Tropical Storm Ida flooded communities across New Jersey, thousands of families are still working through the recovery process. Read More »

WIN for Ida families: $149 million more in recovery funds!

New Jersey’s Ida survivors are receiving an additional $149 million in federal funding for our community’s recovery! This increase in the total amount of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds (CDBG-DR) set aside for the state’s Ida recovery brings us up to $377 million for survivors to get home and whole.  This is a Read More »

NJ Spotlight News: November 15, 2022

NJ Spotlight News: November 15, 2022| NJ Spotlight News We bring you what’s relevant and important in New Jersey news, along with our insight. Watch as the NJ Spotlight News team breaks down today’s top stories. New Terminal A at Newark airport ready for takeoff The new terminal will open to the public for air Read More »

Ten Years After Sandy, Survivors Say: No More Sequels

Previous Next 2022 marks a decade since Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the east coast, plunging our New Jersey communities into a long, exhausting, and still incomplete recovery process. As part of a national coalition of storm survivors and organizations from New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Puerto Rico, we gathered on the tenth anniversary Read More »

10 Years After The Storm: Locals Talk About Hurricane Sandy.

On October 28, 2012, the day before Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the area, crews in Point Pleasant Beach were putting sandbags along the boardwalk storefronts and making oversized sand dunes along the beach in hopes both would hold back potential flooding. Later that night as they worked to finish up the dune walls, large Read More »

A decade after Hurricane Sandy, fight to reform disaster relief continues

A decade after Hurricane Sandy, fight to reform disaster relief continues | New Jersey Monitor | October 27, 2022 BY: DANA DIFILIPPO After Hurricane Sandy flooded Robert Lukasiewicz’s home a block from the bay in Atlantic City, the problems piled up. Contractors pocketed his money but never finished their work. He couldn’t afford flood insurance, making Read More »