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 & Read More »


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

LAW AS OF 1/21/20: A4529/S3191 – Helps those defrauded by contractors during rebuilding. It would require the state Department of Community Affairs to work with the Division of Consumer Affairs to develop standards for determining if fraud or theft by deception has occurred. It also would specify what documents are relevant in that determination, instead of the Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

Clawbacks, Contractor Fraud and Foreclosures:  Winning Together in 2018

BY AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR We’re not known for giving up – and that’s because we don’t. On his last day of office, Governor Christie pocket vetoed the clawback legislation we’ve been working on together on since October 2016.  That guy.  The gift that keeps on giving.  Anyway, great news!  The Senate reintroduced the clawback legislation this Read More »

Fighting RREM Clawbacks

By LISA STEVENS As we approach the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, I wish that I could say that our communities are fully recovered, but we aren’t. Instead, there are countless problems faced by Sandy survivors across the Jersey Shore because of the RREM Program. Families are still not home and even survivors who have Read More »