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N.J. Assembly Hearing Focuses on Pace of Sandy Aid Distribution

Fifteen months after Superstorm Sandy pounded New Jersey, the state has distributed nearly half the $1.8 billion in initial funding it received from the federal government, the state’s community affairs commissioner told lawmakers Wednesday. At a state Assembly hearing, Community …

FEMA Addresses Common Misconceptions About Federal Disaster Assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued a press release to clear up some of the common myths about registering for federal disaster assistance. FEMA noted that in the aftermath of a disaster, misconceptions about disaster assistance can often prevent …

Connecticut Opens 2 Additional Sandy Relief Centers for Disaster Assistance

The state of Connecticut is opening two additional intake centers to help homeowners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by last year’s Superstorm Sandy. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that homeowners in New London County will be able …

Schumer: Community Dev. Block Grant Can Cover Unmet Needs for Sandy Victims

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., last Friday urged Sandy-impacted homeowners on Long Island, New York, to apply for Sandy aid under the New York State’s “NY Rising” housing reconstruction program. The NY Rising program allocates federal funding to Sandy victims …

Connecticut Urges Sandy Victims to Apply for Relief

Connecticut’s governor is pointing small businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy to a state website designed to streamline the process of filing for relief. Gov. Dannel Malloy’s office says small businesses can apply for a share of federal grants at ctrecovers.ct.gov. …

FEMA Approved Over $1B in Assistance to Individuals, Families in N.Y. After Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that it has approved more than $1 billion in assistance to individuals and families in New York whose property was damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. This includes more than $855 million …

FEMA Extends Hotel Stays for N.Y. Sandy Victims

Federal authorities have extended the amount of time New Yorkers can stay in hotels or motels if they can’t return to their homes because of damage from Superstorm Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday officials have approved extending …

HUD Revises Policy for Reimbursing N.J. Home Repairs

Federal officials have revised policies that were keeping some New Jerseyans affected by Superstorm Sandy from receiving funds they were promised. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. announced Tuesday that the Housing and Urban Development Department had agreed to amend its rules. …

FEMA: $3.7B in NFIP Payments Made to N.Y. Claimants Post-Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that so far, nearly $3.7 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments have been made to New York State policyholders following Superstorm Sandy. That is part of more than $7.8 billion that …

Sandy Aid Tilted Toward Neediest N.J. Homeowners

Federal rules require that at least half of the Superstorm Sandy aid coming to New Jersey goes to residents at or below moderate income levels. An analysis by The Record newspaper finds that so far, the Christie administration has tilted …