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 »
WIN for Ida families: $149 million more in recovery funds!
New Jersey’s Ida survivors are receiving an additional $149 million in federal funding for our community’s recovery! This increase in the total amount of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds (CDBG-DR) set aside for the state’s Ida recovery brings us up to $377 million for survivors to get home and whole. This is a Read More »
NJ Spotlight News: November 15, 2022
NJ Spotlight News: November 15, 2022| NJ Spotlight News A new influx of cash is on the way to help New Jerseyans working to rebuild from Tropical Storm Ida more than a year after it barreled through the state. $149 million in disaster recovery grants is coming from the federal government in addition to the Read More »
Coming Together One Year After Hurricane Ida
One year after Hurricane Ida made landfall in New Jersey, we brought together Ida survivors from across the state who are still struggling to rebuild and return home. We first gathered in Manville at the still-damaged home of our member Yaritza, and came together in fellowship and community, calling out the broken disaster recovery system Read More »
Storm Survivors Unite & Take Trenton By Storm
On the first day of hurricane season, Congressman. Andy Kim and Congressman Tom Malinowski joined us, storm impacted families, from across the state to fix the broken disaster recovery system and be better prepared for future storms. The day’s focus was on what we call “the storm after the storm”: the long-lasting financial, emotional, and Read More »
Will your flood insurance get more expensive?
This year, FEMA changed how it calculates risk “to provide more equity,” and is now incorporating more risk variables based on individual properties. These changes — known as Risk Rating 2.0—officially began for existing policyholders on April 1, 2022 and new policyholders this past October. (Don’t get us wrong, we’re down with more equity, but Read More »
Good News and Bad News for Ida Recovery
Ida survivors identified key next steps coming out of our Community Meetings – and one key next step was getting grant funds moving to help families. As part of that, the New Jersey Organizing Project1 organized meetings with both Congressman Malinowski and Congressman Gottheimer and Ida survivors to discuss the impacts of Ida, mitigation issues, and how to Read More »
HUD announces federal funding for Hurricane Ida recovery – but it’s not nearly enough to get us all home and whole
On March 22, 2022—six months after Hurricane Ida blew through New Jersey—the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finally announced the allocation of funds for New Jersey’s Ida recovery. These Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds (CDBG-DR) will go towards helping Ida survivors and communities who were affected by Ida rebuild and recover. Read More »
Fight for flood fairness for NJ Families!
Join the action to fight for flood fairness for families by signing up below. What’s happening? FEMA is changing how it calculates risk “to provide more equity,” and is incorporating more risk variables based on individual properties. These include: flood frequency multiple flood types—river overflow, storm surge, coastal erosion and heavy rainfall distance to a Read More »
Offshore Wind that Works for Us
We are already living with flooding and extreme weather – we need to act now to improve our infrastructure and transition to renewable energy like offshore wind power. We all want a state that’s cleaner, healthier, and more fair. Offshore wind power is key to help us move away from polluting fossil fuels that worsen Read More »