post-Sandy rebuilding News

New Jersey OKs Storm Buyouts in East Brunswick

New Jersey has purchased the first of seven flood-damaged homes in East Brunswick under a Superstorm Sandy program. The home on Squire Street was purchased for $193,073, based on pre-Sandy market values from an independent appraisal. Because the neighborhood is …

FEMA Wants at Least $5.8M in Superstorm Sandy Aid Repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. The Federal …

NYC Mayor Announces $108M for Storm-Hit Brooklyn Housing Project

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sept. 5 that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to …

New York City Exceeds Post-Sandy Housing Recovery Goal

New York City says it has exceeded its post-Sandy housing recovery goal, reimbursing 500 homeowners and starting construction on 500 homes by Labor Day. The director of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Housing Recovery tells the Wall Street Journal …

Sandy-Hit Towns in N.Y., N.J. Wrestle With Eminent-Domain Choice

On a tiny spit of land off Long Island in New York, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build a protective sand dune and …

In Sandy Turnaround Test, New York City Says It’ll Meet Goal

A home-repair program in New York City has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they’re positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence. The milestone …

Coast Guard, N.J. National Guard Still Recovering From Sandy

Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home. The gleaming white 87-foot patrol boat, now temporarily based out of Bayonne, New Jersey, still cannot go back to its berth at …

N.J. Accelerates Disbursement of Federal Sandy Aid for Homeowners

New Jersey state officials say they have accelerated spending on housing programs from federal aid sent to New Jersey to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy amid improvements to a big program that got off to an uncertain start last year. In …

New York’s Breezy Point Dune Plan Passes First Review

A multimillion-dollar request to the federal government for a grant to build a dune system and other coastal protections for a Queens, New York, neighborhood that lost 355 homes to fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy is moving forward, the …

N.Y. Announces $175M Fund to Cover Local Costs of Post-Sandy Rebuilding

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday $175 million in funding to cover local governments’ costs to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy. When participating in FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program, local governments and public entities are …