Everyone deserves a full and fair recovery. We need a mortgage forbearance and aid that covers all of us, so storm survivors can get home and stay home. In the decade between Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Ida, survivors are struggling to get home and whole. We know best what’s broken with our disaster recovery Read More »
What’s the story with FEMA’s Ida Rental Assistance?
What’s the story with FEMA’s Ida Rental Assistance? After natural disasters like Hurricane Ida, FEMA typically provides an initial rental assistance payment for those displaced from their homes by the storm, as well as up to 18 months more of rental assistance for people who remain displaced. If you’re wondering, “What gives? I’ve never even Read More »
Was your insurance claim underpaid or denied? Learn how to self advocate
Was your insurance claim underpaid or denied? Learn how to self advocate Storm survivors need and deserve flood insurance that works for us, not against us. We’re still working to make that a reality. BUT, in the meantime, there are resources out there to support you as you navigate insurance. The American Policyholder Association (APA) Read More »
Two new bills for storm recovery in 2023
From big Ida wins to the biggest Sandyversary we’ve had so far, it’s been an amazing year for our Storm Organizing team. And we’re so excited to continue the fight in 2023! Right now, we’re working on two new bills to move things forward for both Sandy and Ida recovery.
Advocates in NJ demand fixes from FEMA after Ida aid falls short
Advocates in NJ demand fixes from FMA after Ida aid falls short | Gothamist | December 16, 2022 By Karen Yi Advocates working with survivors of Hurricane Ida want FEMA to immediately provide more housing assistance to displaced residents in New Jersey. Nine groups sent a letter to FEMA representatives this month, expressing concerns that fewer Read More »
Time runs out too soon for Ida assistance
Time runs out too soon for Ida assistance | NJ.com | December 12, 2022 By Maryann Morris, Manville As a Hurricane Ida survivor, I was shocked to learn that fewer than 200 displaced Ida survivors in New Jersey are receiving continued rental assistance (up to 18 months) through FEMA. The Gothamist website estimated that more than 19,500 Read More »
NJ residents sit tight for approximately $10 million in FEMA aid
NJ residents sit tight for approximately $10million in FEMA aid | NJ Spotlight News | December 2, 2022 By JOANNA GAGIS, SENIOR CORRESPONDENT More than a year after Tropical Storm Ida battered New Jersey, FEMA is providing $10 million to help fortify the state against future storms. That money will be focused on Manville, a flood-prone 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 »
FEMA gave 296 NY & NJ Ida victims extended rental assistance. Advocates say that’s unacceptable.
FEMA gave 296 NY & NJ Ida victims extended rental assistance. Advocates say that’s unacceptable. | WNYC.org | November 22, 2022 BY: Karen Yi When the remnants of Hurricane Ida struck in September 2021, FEMA distributed short-term housing aid to 19,500 displaced residents in New Jersey and New York — enough to pay up to two months of Read More »