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NYC Sandy Rebuilding Is Now on Track, Mayor de Blasio Says

An often-criticized initiative to rebuild Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes has started work on more than 130, finished 30 and dispensed more than $6.3 million to reimburse homeowners for reconstruction costs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. He said …

Christie: All Eligible Sandy-Damaged Homes in N.J. Will Get Funding to Rebuild

All New Jersey homeowners who were put on a waiting list for the state’s signature post-Superstorm Sandy housing program will receive funding to rebuild, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday. Christie said at a town hall-style meeting in Stafford …

N.J.’s Congressional Delegation Raises Sandy Concerns With HUD Chief

Members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation have raised concerns about delays in helping homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in Washington on May 8. They say Donovan has made a …

New Jersey Dispersed Just 25% of Federal Sandy Aid in 11 Months

New Jersey officials say they dispersed just 25 percent of the state’s first large allocation of federal Superstorm Sandy aid in the first 11 months. That is a finding of a quarterly state report released last week on the dozens …

NYC Mayor Pledges to Reform Maligned Sandy Rebuilding Program

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report on April 17 that examined New York City’s recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to …

Poll Finds New Jerseyans Souring on State’s Sandy Recovery Efforts

A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has dropped below 50 percent for the …

Most Sandy Housing Assistance Going to Ocean County in N.J.

Records show more than 60 percent of Superstorm Sandy state housing assistance is going to homeowners in Ocean County, N.J. Nearly $14 million of the $23 million spent on the Sandy Housing Rental Assistance Program has helped 5,137 Ocean County …

2 New Jersey Towns Contesting Audits on Sandy Aid

Two New Jersey towns are contesting findings from the federal government that they are not entitled to certain Superstorm Sandy debris removal reimbursements. In a report made public Wednesday, the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General found Little Egg Harbor Township …

NYC Mayor Says City Conducting Review of Sandy Rebuilding Efforts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked frustrated New Yorkers for patience on Monday as the city labors to reboot its efforts to help those hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. “It is self-evident that the pace has been a …

N.J. Official: Sandy Contractor Ousted Over Performance

A member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s cabinet acknowledged for the first time Monday that performance problems are the reason a contractor hired last year to handle applications for New Jersey’s biggest post-Superstorm Sandy housing recovery program is no …