We need real COVID-19 Relief NOW

We need pandemic relief that meets the moment. The reality is if we want to put an end to this public health and economic crisis, Congress must send trillions of dollars out the door as soon as humanly possible. People need to work safely, pay the rent, they need to put food on the table. Read More »

Clawbacks Update

UPDATE 1/28/2021: We have a new opportunity to push for RREM clawback forgiveness at the Federal Level – where the problem started in the first place. We are hopeful new HUD leadership will work with us on this. Last year was a tough year.  For many of us, COVID-19 was the disaster on top of Read More »

Let’s Get Sandy Families Home

It’s been 8 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. Two years ago, on the 6th Sandy Anniversary, we stood with Governor Murphy as a new $50 million supplemental funding program Read More »

Letter: Be Prepared

Letter: Be Prepared by Chuck Griffin, Sandpaper 10/28/20 To the Editor: We need to accept that COVID-19 makes everything more difficult. Schools, work, groceries … everything has become a challenge. We also need to accept that climate change is a reality. New Jersey has been experiencing more severe weather every year, and we know it is 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 »

June is National Homeownership Month!

June is National Homeownership Month, and that’s why we are asking you to take action for Sandy homeowners who are still struggling to recover and be finished with the years of grueling challenges they have faced.   Please reach out to your Congressional Representative to talk to them about:  The Security after Sandy Act. H.R. 6765. Read More »

Sandy Families Celebrate Action on Clawbacks

New Jersey families battling Sandy grant clawbacks for years welcomed Congressman Kim and Pallone’s introduction of the “Security After Sandy Act” in the House of Representatives today and applaud Senator Menendez’s upcoming introduction in the Senate.  With the fiscal trouble facing families, municipalities, New Jersey and our nation due to the economic impact of COVID-19, Read More »

Community Captain Program – APPLY NOW

We are facing an unprecedented crisis in our communities.  New Jersey has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths in the country.  As of Monday April 27th, we had 111,188 *confirmed* cases, and 6044 people have lost their lives to the disease.  These are challenging times – it is hard to watch Read More »