CDBG Funds- Distributing the Resources New Jersey Needs For The Rebuilding Process
What New Jersey Residents Need To Know About The Christie Administration’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Action Plan

      Click here for more www.sandyhelp.nj.gov

CDBG Funds for Homeowners Now Available online- 1st deadline is June 30th 

Now Available: Applications for reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will begin accepting applications for the reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant programs. There are two programs available:

Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM): This program provides up to $150,000 for eligible Homeowners to repair, elevate or rebuild their primary residences in the affected communities.

Homeowner Resettlement: This program provides a $10,000 grant award to eligible Homeowners whose primary residence was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  This program requires you to remain in or return to Sandy impacted communities.

There will be an Initial Application period that runs from May 24, 2013 to June 30. All applications received by June 30 that meet the eligibility criteria will be the first group to be processed.

Governor Chris Christie has tasked the DCA with administering the $1.8 billion federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program to assist storm-impacted homeowners and communities. Of this total, $1.2 billion will fund housing-related programs.

For more information regarding the reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant programs, including eligibility information and application instructions, please visit www.renewjerseystronger.org

The DCA Superstorm Sandy Housing Assistance hotline is also open at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946) to answer any questions you may have about the application process.

 

 Two Key programs for Toms River residents-

The documentation needed can be found on the State DCA website or by clicking on the links below. Please gather these documents now so that you are prepared when the application process begins. This funding is first-come, first-served!

 

-Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program (RREM)

What is this program?

The Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program 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. Click here for details

       http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/sandyrecovery/pdf/reconstructionrehabilitationelevationmitigationfinal.pdf

 

 

-Homeowner Resettlement Program

What is this program?

The Homeowner Resettlement Program provides $10,000 in funding assistance to eligible homeowners. In an effort to support homeowners’ decisions to stay in their homes and contribute to the rebuilding of their neighborhoods, the Homeowner Resettlement Program was created to provide struggling homeowners with financial relief to help them make the decision to proceed with home improvements and resettle in their homes.

Click here for details http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/sandyrecovery/pdf/resettlementfinal.pdf

 

Next Steps For New Jersey Homeowners, Renters And Small Business Owners:

-Visit www.sandyhelp.nj.gov to choose either housing or business assistance and fill out notification forms to receive real time updates on programs and next steps. This web site will feature fact sheets with basic information about the programs and steps to prepare for submitting an application for assistance.

-There are also two hotline numbers available: for housing assistance, call 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946); for business assistance, call 1-855-SANDYBZ (1-855-726-3929).

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