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 Both individual homeowners and municipalities have been hit with “clawbacks,” which are the result of a broken and outdated disaster recovery system – not failings on the part of individual New Jerseyans.

Sandy survivors need our representatives to Finish the Job and give Sandy families closure. Allow us to heal and move forward with our lives by ending clawbacks now. Sign our petition below!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. 1 ann D cordero says:

    I am hoping that this includes the people who we’re forced to pay back which entailed $33,000 from the sale of our home.

  2. 1 Mary says:

    Not only for claw backs, but to help homeowners’ get back in their homes with the supplemental funding that was given the state more than a year ago. That funding was one of the purposes earmarked for the supplemental grant the state received. This is from 2018 “Murphy Pledges $50M to Sandy Homeowners Still Rebuilding”
    I would like to know where I can apply for this funding.

    1. 1 Doreen A Clay says:

      I lost everything I tried like hell.
      I’m a single Mom that worked from AM to 7 PM in NYC commuting from Freeport NY. They make you a project Manager.Vuilt on a river with main sewar pipe down the driveway. I was deathly I’ll from this still am. Had to do a short sale they want all the money back. Now I’ve lost my son because of this. It was and is a death sentence.

      1. 1 Mary says:

        I’m waiting for the Clawbacks to be forgiven also forgiveness for the Stafford act. Because I have a SBA loan DCA reneged on my supplemental funding. No one said I could only use my SBA loan for construction. We used the money to make ends meet. We are still not home. My husband is a disabled Vietnam veteran and we are on a limited income. Also, the Mortgage Forbearance program needs to be extended to 2025. I’m about to lose my home after going through hell for the passed 10 years.. I feel like these programs kicked us to the curb. There is no help for us.

  3. 1 Peter Marino says:

    I’m turning 94 in Nov. 2021, I don’t know how much longer I will have to deal with this issue. The majority of the extra money I had to use was for 45 ft. of ruined foundation that they missed on the initial estimate of my damages. They said because I didn’t have a picture of it that they wouldn’t allow it . Despite over $50,000 of construction bills that I submitted above the original RREM money. This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of in my life. I sincerely hope they do something soon.

  4. 1 Nancy R says:

    I can’t believe it’s 10 years and people are still suffering. Our government is not helping! These poor people went through a devastating event trying to get their lives back on track and the government wants payback?! Why is it that the government can send billions of dollars overseas but we can’t help our own people? Clawbacks must be forgiven! Let people rebuild and get on with their life! Things better change in our government. We need to help our people get back on their feet. 10 years is way too long to be suffering!

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