COVID-19: Communities Coming Together

When times are tough our communities inspire me to keep on keeping on. With everything happening – I want to thank everyone single one of you who took the time to answer our survey and for your additional comments and thoughtful responses. Because SO many of you told us we could play a role in Read More »

Making our Communities Whole – Sandy & Disaster Recovery

By Jody Stewart Clawback Forgiveness:  You all are amazing.  You have been working so hard to get petition signatures for our clawback forgiveness petition to David C. Woll that we’ve got over 1,000 and we’re ready to do petition deliveries!  He hasn’t been confirmed for his new position yet, but it’s likely in the works, Read More »

Offense and Defense as we face flooding and future storms

by Alison Arne Our focus for 2020 is ensuring our communities have the resources to prepare for rising seas and future storms and the power to make decisions that benefit us.  You don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don’t need to be a scientist to tell Read More »

Fighting for Solutions: Ending the Overdose Crisis

Did you know that eight New Jerseyans lose their lives to a preventable overdose death everyday? That’s eight mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandchildren, and siblings suddenly gone everyday, over 3,000 a year, without any real explanation to help us understand how we got here or what we can do to stop it. We’re facing the Read More »

Coronavirus & Community Prep

NJOP response – Version 3 3.16.2020 (We will do our best to update this as we are able, but please note the date for how current the information is.) CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION WEBSITE Our organization was founded by disaster survivors. Two things are true.  One – many times when we’re 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 »

Understanding the NFIP

BREAKING NEWS: The Senate just passed an extension of the NFIP: it has been extended until November 21st. We live to fight another day for the NFIP we deserve – no bad changes to the program – but no good ones either, and nothing to help us with FEMA’s administrative changes that would raise our insurance rates. Read More »

Changing the Rules to Put Families First

By Shannon Duffy ACTION ALERT!  Please sign our petition by clicking here.  The battle is on again over the future of our National Flood Insurance Program.  Does it put big insurance and banks first? Price families out of protection? Or does it put us and preparation first?   On July 16th Senator Menendez (D-NJ) along with Read More »

Ending Overdose: Problems and Solutions

By Lisa Campanella The seeds of the opioid crisis were planted in the 1990’s by big pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma that ruthlessly and criminally promoted the use of opioid drugs knowing the drugs were highly addictive, without sharing that information with health care providers who legitimately prescribed the drugs for pain or the patients Read More »