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 »

New Jersey opens COVID-19 rental assistance applications

New Jersey opens COVID-19 rental assistance applications / The Press of Atlantic / 3/23/21 The pre-application process is open for Phase II of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program run by the Department of Community Affairs. The program funds, awarded by a lottery system, will cover up to a year’s rent dating to March Read More »

On Eighth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, People’s Bill Advances; COVID Impacted Homeowners and Renters Face Tsunami of Evictions

On Eighth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, People’s Bill Advances; COVID Impacted Homeowners and Renters Face Tsunami of Evictions – InsiderNJ, 10/29/20 TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate today approved a series of amendments to the “People’s Bill,” an unprecedented piece of legislation that would keep families impacted by COVID-19 in their homes by preventing foreclosures Read More »

Keep families Home for the Holidays.

As the holiday season approaches us, families are still struggling to keep a roof over their heads. The Covid pandemic has impacted New Jersayans to extreme levels and the numbers are once again on the rise. It’s hard enough to survive the times we are living in but now we have to explain to our Read More »

Groundbreaking COVID-19 Renter and Homeowner Protections Passes NJ Assembly with Bipartisan Support

Groundbreaking COVID-19 Renter and Homeowner Protections Passes NJ Assembly with Bipartisan Support / Insider NJ / 7/30/20 The New Jersey Assembly today voted with bipartisan support to approve legislation which provides protections from foreclosure and eviction for COVID impacted homeowners and tenants. On the bill’s passage, members of the Compassionate NJ collaborative issued the following Read More »