Finish the Job: Forgive Sandy Clawbacks

It’s been almost 9 long years since Superstorm Sandy. In those years, some of us were able to get home, others lost their homes forever, and some of us are still fighting to get home. Many are home but being asked to pay back funding they received by the state grant program RREM. Both individual Read More »

Tipos de ayuda para la recuperación de tormentas

Tipos de ayuda para la recuperación de tormentas View in English » INSCRÍBASE AQUÍ PARA UNIRSE A NUESTRA LISTA DE ACCIONES Todos conectamos con FEMA Si bien tiene seguro o no – FEMA es un punto de partida clave para los sobrevivientes de una tormenta. Pueden ayudar con vivienda provisional y subvenciones adicionales, particularmente para Read More »

The kinds of storm recovery aid

The kinds of storm recovery aid Ver en español » join our action list We all connect with FEMA  Whether or not you have insurance – FEMA is a key starting place for storm survivors.  They can help with temporary housing and additional grants, particularly to cover gaps where there wasn’t insurance.  See the FEMA Read More »

Jersey City: No tenemos agua caliente, ¿qué hacemos?

Jersey City: No tenemos agua caliente, ¿qué hacemos? By James Rosenstein-Miembro de la Junta de NJO View in English » James y Staci Berger de HCDNNJ en Union City Cuando pegó la tormenta Ida, se inundó el sótano de mi edificio de apartamentos y los calentadores de agua de quedaron destruidos. Durante casi dos semanas Read More »

Jersey City: We don’t have hot water, so what’d we do?

Jersey City: We don’t have hot water, so what’d we do? By James Rosenstein-Hopkins, NJOP Board member Ver en español » James and Staci Berger from HCDNNJ in Union City When Ida hit, the basement of my apartment building flooded and the water heaters of my building were ruined. For almost two weeks to date, Read More »

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 »

We need real COVID-19 Relief NOW

We need pandemic relief that meets the moment. The reality is if we want to put an end to this public health and economic crisis, Congress must send trillions of dollars out the door as soon as humanly possible. People need to work safely, pay the rent, they need to put food on the table. Read More »

Clawbacks Update

UPDATE 1/28/2021: We have a new opportunity to push for RREM clawback forgiveness at the Federal Level – where the problem started in the first place. We are hopeful new HUD leadership will work with us on this. Last year was a tough year.  For many of us, COVID-19 was the disaster on top of Read More »

Let’s Get Sandy Families Home

It’s been 8 long years since Superstorm Sandy. In those years, some of us were able to get home, others lost their homes forever, and some of us are still fighting to get home. Two years ago, on the 6th Sandy Anniversary, we stood with Governor Murphy as a new $50 million supplemental funding program Read More »

We are one step closer to Clawback Forgiveness

By Jody Stewart UPDATE: Congressman Van Drew has signed on to the HR6765 “Security after Sandy” Act.Thank you all for making calls, and emailing, and sharing your stories.  Because of YOUR efforts an additional co-sponsor – Congressman Van Drew – signed on to HR6765!  It’s also very exciting because we now have bi-partisan support – Read More »