Time is running out to apply for FEMA Ida relief

Time is running out to apply for FEMA Ida relief / NJ Spotlight News / 1/4/2022 By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent Time is running out for thousands of New Jerseyans looking for federal disaster assistance related to Tropical Storm Ida. Wednesday is the deadline for people to submit applications to FEMA. As of Tuesday, the Read More »

NJ Lawmakers’ Bill Would Reform New FEMA Flood Insurance Program

NJ Lawmakers’ Bill Would Reform New FEMA Flood Insurance Program / Patch / 11/5/2021 By Karen Wall, Patch Staff New Jersey’s two U.S. senators and fellow members of Congress are hoping to help hundreds of thousands of residents dealing with flood insurance problems nine years after Superstorm Sandy. NEW JERSEY — A month into the Read More »

Flood insurance reform bill debuts on Sandy anniversary

Flood insurance reform bill debuts on Sandy anniversary / NJ Spotlight News / 10/29/2021 By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent With the threat of more storms due to climate change, leaders say more funding needs to go into figuring out how to prevent damage in the first place New Jersey’s two U.S. senators and fellow members Read More »

Superstorm Sandy Survivor: Not All Damage Is Visible

Superstorm Sandy Survivor: Not All Damage Is Visible / Jersey Shore Online / 10/29/2021 By Stephanie Faughnan STAFFORD – Several iconic photographs serve as a remembrance of Superstorm Sandy’s wrath nearly a decade ago. Meanwhile, some victims suffered damage not overtly visible from the exteriors of their homes.   “If you looked from the outside Read More »

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 Read More »

Bill waving Sandy relief clawbacks to get House vote, members say

Bill waving Sandy relief clawbacks to get House vote, members say / New Jersey Globe / 7/16/2021 Nikita Biryukov Three of New Jersey’s congresspeople on Friday announced two bills waiving the repayment of federal benefits disbursed to New Jersey homeowners and municipalities impacted by Superstorm Sandy would advance in the House of Representatives. “Superstorm Sandy Read More »

House bill that would eliminate Superstorm Sandy ‘clawbacks’ advances

House bill that would eliminate Superstorm Sandy ‘clawbacks’ advances by Justin Auciello – WHYY Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives would eliminate millions of dollars in “clawbacks” that some victims of Superstorm Sandy still struggle to afford. Many homeowners who received state and federal assistance after Sandy were asked to pay back some Read More »

We are one step closer to Clawback Forgiveness

By Jody Stewart UPDATE: Congressman Van Drew has signed on to the HR6765 “Security after Sandy” Act.Thank you all for making calls, and emailing, and sharing your stories.  Because of YOUR efforts an additional co-sponsor – Congressman Van Drew – signed on to HR6765!  It’s also very exciting because we now have bi-partisan support – Read More »