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….

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…

Summer Gatherings 2019

Manahawkin / LBI: Wednesday August 21st – Joe, Amanda and NJOP Bday party 6:30pm – 9pm, Bird & Betty’s 529 Dock Rd. Beach Haven NJ (on LBI) 08008 (Facebook Link) Three birthdays for the price of one: celebrate Joe’s 50th, Amanda’s 42nd, and NJOP’s 5th! Tickets are $20 for B-day fun, drinks and Bird &…

About the Supplemental Fund to get Families Across the Finish Line

View or download this document here. What’s the Supplemental Fund & Will it Help Me? The supplemental fund was created by Governor Murphy to help families in the RREM & LMI program who are still struggling to cross the finish line because of a lack of funds.  You have to currently be in RREM &…

COMMUNITY POWER:

Spring of 2019 – Over 150 residents came together to take action for Sandy Recovery and our future at the shore in Ventnor, Brick, and Middletown. Thanks to all who attended and to the New Jersey Resource Project, SBP, Affordable Housing Alliance and all the organizations who contributed.  

Our Stories – Angel’s Contractor Fraud

Angel and Fe applied for the RREM grant program in order to rehabilitate and mitigate their home which was substantially damaged after Sandy. They were accepted in June 2013, and began the long process.  When Angel signed a contract with the builder he chose, he remembers a big red flag went up when he went…

Our Stories – Sandy Foreclosure Protections

“The forbearance and foreclosure prevention bill has been a lifesaver for us. 6 1/2 years later we are still not home and have been struggling to pull together the necessary funding to rebuild our home while tackling the many obstacles that have come up along the way. Thankfully, because of the relief provided by the…

Getting Back on Track to a Real Recovery

BY AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR Every one of you who took action this year should pat yourself on the back for the progress we made – from extending ICC funding for three more years, to a commitment from Governor Murphy for $50 million dollars available to families still struggling, and a freeze on clawbacks.  I am so…

Adventures in Sandyland:  Some clawback progress & ICC extension

BY AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR At just a little over halfway through 2018 we’ve made some progress.  First, as you may remember, back in May we won an extension of ICC funding so you have three more years to use up to $30,000 of your own insurance money to mitigate.  Yay! Read “Sandy victims get 3 more years to…