federal disaster aid News

HUD OKs New Jersey’s Plan for Spending $1.46B in 2nd Round of Sandy Aid

New Jersey is a step closer to its goal of helping the thousands of people on waiting lists for Superstorm Sandy rebuilding assistance now that the federal government has approved its plans for spending $1.46 billion in the second round …

New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Aid Plan Approved

The federal government has informed New Jersey that it has approved its plan to spend $1.46 billion in its second round of state-controlled Superstorm Sandy recovery funds. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said a letter was …

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 …

Home-Elevation Grants Begin Flowing to N.J. Communities

A low-lying barrier island community north of Atlantic City is the first to be awarded state aid since Superstorm Sandy to help residents elevate their homes. New Jersey officials announced on April 4 they have approved housing-elevation grants for 26 …

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 …