Two new bills for storm recovery in 2023

13 climate change bills and issues N.J. residents should have on their radar in 2023 | NJ.com | January 7, 2023 By Steven Rodas | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Environmental justice. Electric buses. Plastic. There’s no shortage of environmental-related bills and climate change issues at the top of mind for residents and activists across New Read More »

Advocates in NJ demand fixes from FEMA after Ida aid falls short

Advocates in NJ demand fixes from FMA after Ida aid falls short |  Gothamist | December 16, 2022 By Karen Yi Advocates working with survivors of Hurricane Ida want FEMA to immediately provide more housing assistance to displaced residents in New Jersey. Nine groups sent a letter to FEMA representatives this month, expressing concerns that fewer Read More »

Time runs out too soon for Ida assistance

Time runs out too soon for Ida assistance |  NJ.com | December 12, 2022 By Maryann Morris, Manville As a Hurricane Ida survivor, I was shocked to learn that fewer than 200 displaced Ida survivors in New Jersey are receiving continued rental assistance (up to 18 months) through FEMA. The Gothamist website estimated that more than 19,500 Read More »

NJ residents sit tight for approximately $10 million in FEMA aid

NJ residents sit tight for approximately $10million in FEMA aid |  NJ Spotlight News | December 2, 2022 By JOANNA GAGIS, SENIOR CORRESPONDENT  More than a year after Tropical Storm Ida battered New Jersey, FEMA is providing $10 million to help fortify the state against future storms. That money will be focused on Manville, a flood-prone Read More »

Less than 200 Ida survivors in NJ got continued rental assistance from FEMA

Yeah, you heard that right.  A decade ago, over 10,000 Sandy survivors whose homes were damaged received temporary continued rental assistance from FEMA under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). That’s 18 months of assistance on top of the first one-time housing aid payment they got right after the storm. But with Ida, that seems Read More »

Few Ida victims received long-term rental aid from FEMA

Few Ida victims received long-term rental aid from FEMA | NJ Spotlight News | November 30, 2022 BY: BRIANA VANNOZZI, ANCHOR Thousands were entitled to an additional 18 months of rental aid More than a year after Tropical Storm Ida flooded communities across New Jersey, thousands of families are still working through the recovery process. Read More »