8 Years Since Sandy: Weary but Determined

Over these eight years we have experienced so much as an organization and won so many things, including rental assistance programs, a Mortgage forbearance, and supplemental funding. But Sandy families are still struggling to get home, and most of our communities are no better prepared for storms and rising seas than we were in 2012. Read More »

We endorse Congressman Kim for CD3!

NJOP is a non-profit grassroots organization made up of people like you.  We build community power to win the solutions we need.  Nothing about us without us. If we’re not part of figuring out solutions and fighting for our families and communities – then they’re not likely to be real solutions that work for us. Read More »

Preventable Overdoses

Preventable Overdoses by Danielle Hagler – Sandpaper 09/23/20 To the Editor: Too many of our friends, family members and neighbors are dying unnecessarily. I am writing to urge all New Jerseyans to take action and help stop the opioid overdose crisis. In New Jersey alone we lose 10-plus people per day. Since the pandemic started, Read More »

Community Captains Make a Difference

When COVID hit, we knew we were going to have to find new ways to meet people where they are in another disaster.  We wanted to battle the isolation and shame we have seen stop people facing disasters share their experiences and come together for solutions.  We want to thank the amazing 18 captains we Read More »

Care Our Communities Deserve

REGISTER NOW Join us and special guest Congressman Andy Kim on Monday, August 31st at 5pm, International Overdose Awareness Day, for Care our Communities Deserve: A Roundtable for Affordable Drugs and Treatments.  We’ll have a community discussion about the solutions we’re fighting for to lower the cost of prescription drugs, increase access to medically assisted Read More »

House bill that would eliminate Superstorm Sandy ‘clawbacks’ advances

House bill that would eliminate Superstorm Sandy ‘clawbacks’ advances by Justin Auciello – WHYY Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives would eliminate millions of dollars in “clawbacks” that some victims of Superstorm Sandy still struggle to afford. Many homeowners who received state and federal assistance after Sandy were asked to pay back some Read More »

Not One More

REGISTER NOW Before we were facing the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jerseyans were facing another disaster – the overdose crisis. And now amid COVID-19, we are experiencing an uptick in overdose deaths across New Jersey and the US. In just the first few months of 2020, New Jersey has seen an increase in overdose deaths by Read More »