Protecting our communities from storms in the COVID-19 era

By Alison Arne When Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey in 2011, my family evacuated from Western Atlantic County.  Because we lived inland, it came as a complete surprise when, in the middle of the night, first responders knocked on the door.  They told us that we didn’t have to go, but at a certain point Read More »

We are one step closer to Clawback Forgiveness

By Jody Stewart Take action with us, and then scroll down for some good news.  June is National Homeowner’s Month and we are celebrating by having call in days to our Congressional Representatives.  This campaign will start on June 24th so keep on eye out for my emails and please join us as we move Read More »

What we need in our time to end the Overdose Crisis

By Eileen Palazza In the time that it takes you to read this article another person in New Jersey will die from an opioid overdose.  And then another and then another.  As mothers and fathers, wives, husbands, sisters and brothers stand by and are helpless to prevent the death of their loved ones, drug corporations Read More »

Standing up for our Homes – COVID Housing Relief

Thanks to Joe Mangino and Carlos Bonilla, members of our organization, for testifying in front of the committee in support the A4226 Mortgage Forbearance and Rental Assistance bill.  Both Joe and Carlos are Superstorm Sandy survivors who have been displaced once from their homes due to the storm and find themselves once again fighting to Read More »

Sandy recovery groups find new mission with COVID-19

Sandy recovery groups find new mission with COVID-19 – by Michelle Brunetti Post, Press of AC Two groups that formed to help victims of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy recover are turning their crisis-handling skills to COVID-19, and are seeing the need for financial aid as primary this time. Organizers for OCNJ C.A.R.E. and the New Jersey Read More »

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards by Joy Blackwood – OurFuture​“How our country talks about the war on drugs is backwards,” said Kassandra Frederique, in her opening remarks to the first-ever convening of the People’s Action Overdose Crisis Cohort in Washington, D.C.“Criminalization of drug use and drug prohibition was no accident.” Read More »

Sandy contractor fraud is still a problem — NJ bill tries to help

Sandy contractor fraud is still a problem — NJ bill tries to help by Dino Flammia, New Jersey 101.5 ​More than seven years since Superstorm Sandy made landfall and decimated the Jersey Shore, victims of contractor fraud are still struggling to be made whole. A bill getting its final vote in Trenton on Monday would Read More »

BREAKING: HUD Nominee agrees to work with NJ on clawbacks

A New Opening: We have a new opportunity to push for RREM clawback forgiveness at the Federal Level – where the problem started in the first place. A man named David C. Woll has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary of HUD (currently he’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Read More »