NEW: Sandy Resource for Highlands

Superstorm Sandy Recovery Division: You Asked for it, NJ responded

The DCA Sandy Recovery Division and its partners are here to help New Jersey’s citizens recover from the storm. They welcome your feedback.The Division manages the majority of the federal funds that will be used to assist the State in recovering from the storm. These funds come from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Division is committed to efficiently and effectively addressing the long-term needs of New Jersey’s Sandy-impacted residents and communities.

This is also who I called about the permits.

They also administer the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program (RREM) which provides up to $150,000 in grant funding assistance to eligible homeowners. The RREM Program will provide funds to help homeowners repair their primary residence damaged by Superstorm Sandy.


Eligible homes must have been owner-occupied primary residences at the time of the storm 
Home owners must have registered with FEMA. The RREM program will serve households with adjusted household incomes under $250,000. Applicants will be processed on a first
received,first evaluated basis. Homes must be located in one of the nine most impacted and
distressed counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Oceans and Union), and will be prioritized based on the degree of sustained damages, per program guidelines.

The Department of Community Affairs will be posting on its website follow-up outreach events and information coordinated through a Superstorm Sandy Housing Incentive Program (SSHIP) manager. This SSHIP manager will establish intake centers in each of the nine most impacted counties along with website intake, phone and remote assistance. The SSHIP manager will assign a case worker to direct and assist homeowners through the RREM approval, construction and funding process.


    • because of the shear number of Sandy victims (or zombies depending on which article you read) they felt pressure to put something out there, if you are Irene victims it should be also umbrella’d under the same program.. (IMO)


  1. All jokes aside…all of these programs are great, but, unfortunately, I think a lot of people (like myself) are still not ready to take advantage of them. I’m elidgible, but by the time I need some of this money – I’ll forget to keep track of all of them.


    • BB, you can sign up for this now and they will send you info when it becomes available. That way you will be less likely to forget 🙂


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