Housing Recovery Info Session For Sandy Victims

This Mantoloking home was knocked off its foundation by Superstorm Sandy (Photo by FEMA)

TOMS RIVER – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be hosting their 48th Housing Recovery Information Session on June 19 to help homeowners and rental property owners affected by Superstorm Sandy with reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.

The session will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the L. Manuel Hirshblond Meeting Room of the Toms River Municipal Building, 33 Washington Street. This program will assist participants of the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program, the Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Homeowner Rebuilding Program, and the Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP).

Attendees at the session will be able to receive hands-on assistance and have their questions answered by representatives from DCA’s Sandy Recovery Division and Housing Recovery Centers and RREM and LRRP Program Managers.

Not only this, but there will also be representatives from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Housing Counselors from the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program present to discuss choosing a reliable contractor and counseling issues.

This is the 6th information session in a series of sessions conducted since October 2014 throughout the nine New Jersey counties most impacted by Sandy.

The $1.3 billion RREM program is the largest for Sandy housing recovery in the state, providing grants for up to $150,000 for rebuilding costs.

The LMI program also provides up to $150,000 in reconstruction, rehabilitation and elevation assistance to Sandy-impacted homeowners.

These two programs have already rebuilt 6,200 homes.

The LRRP program provides $50,000 in assistance per storm-damaged rental unit. To date, approximately 449 units have been repaired and are now occupied by LMI households.

For more information on the session, call 609-292-3750 or email sandy.recovery@dca.nj.gov.

For more information on the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program, visit renewjerseystronger.org/homeowners/sandy-recovery-housing-counseling-program/.

For more information regarding DCA, visit nj.gov/dca.