Sandy recovery groups find new mission with COVID-19

Sandy recovery groups find new mission with COVID-19 – by Michelle Brunetti Post, Press of AC Two groups that formed to help victims of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy recover are turning their crisis-handling skills to COVID-19, and are seeing the need for financial aid as primary this time. Organizers for OCNJ C.A.R.E. and the New Jersey Read More »

Making our Communities Whole – Sandy & Disaster Recovery

By Jody Stewart Clawback Forgiveness:  You all are amazing.  You have been working so hard to get petition signatures for our clawback forgiveness petition to David C. Woll that we’ve got over 1,000 and we’re ready to do petition deliveries!  He hasn’t been confirmed for his new position yet, but it’s likely in the works, Read More »

Offense and Defense as we face flooding and future storms

by Alison Arne Our focus for 2020 is ensuring our communities have the resources to prepare for rising seas and future storms and the power to make decisions that benefit us.  You don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don’t need to be a scientist to tell Read More »

Fighting for Solutions: Ending the Overdose Crisis

Did you know that eight New Jerseyans lose their lives to a preventable overdose death everyday? That’s eight mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandchildren, and siblings suddenly gone everyday, over 3,000 a year, without any real explanation to help us understand how we got here or what we can do to stop it. We’re facing the Read More »

Coronavirus & Community Prep

NJOP response – Version 3 3.16.2020 (We will do our best to update this as we are able, but please note the date for how current the information is.) CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION WEBSITE Our organization was founded by disaster survivors. Two things are true.  One – many times when we’re Read More »

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards by Joy Blackwood – OurFuture​“How our country talks about the war on drugs is backwards,” said Kassandra Frederique, in her opening remarks to the first-ever convening of the People’s Action Overdose Crisis Cohort in Washington, D.C.“Criminalization of drug use and drug prohibition was no accident.” Read More »

Sandy contractor fraud is still a problem — NJ bill tries to help

Sandy contractor fraud is still a problem — NJ bill tries to help by Dino Flammia, New Jersey 101.5 ​More than seven years since Superstorm Sandy made landfall and decimated the Jersey Shore, victims of contractor fraud are still struggling to be made whole. A bill getting its final vote in Trenton on Monday would Read More »

BREAKING: HUD Nominee agrees to work with NJ on clawbacks

A New Opening: We have a new opportunity to push for RREM clawback forgiveness at the Federal Level – where the problem started in the first place. A man named David C. Woll has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary of HUD (currently he’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Read More »