WASHINGTON — New Jersey’s U.S. House delegation split along party lines in questioning whether Gov. Chris Christie or the Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development was at fault for the state getting just $15 million of a $1 billion program carved out of funds originally earmarked for Hurricane Sandy aid. The six Democratic lawmakers… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Frank Pallone, Governor Chris Christie, HUD, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
WASHINGTON — Members of the New Jersey delegation want to ask U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro why their state got just $15 million in disaster preparedness funds under a program funded in the Hurricane Sandy aid bill. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th Dist.), who arranged a meeting last March with Federal Emergency Management… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: Climate Change, Congressman Chris Smith, HUD, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Hurricane Sandy, Senator Bob Menendez | 2 Comments »
WASHINGTON — New Jersey got only $15 million of the $326 million requested in disaster relief under a program funded in the Hurricane Sandy aid package in part because the state submitted “a weaker application,” a top federal official said Thursday. The award, announced Thursday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro at an event… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christie, HUD, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Comments Off on Why did N.J. miss out on $300M in federal Hurricane Sandy aid?
In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, EPA, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grants, EPA, FEMA, HUD, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New York, RREM grants, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
Brad J. Kieserman, the federal official assigned to reform the National Flood Insurance Plan and to re-open thousands of Superstorm Sandy related claims amid allegations that thousands of homeowners were short changed, has resigned his post in order to take a job at the Red Cross, according to a report on Newsday.
A 28 year employee of the federal government, Kieserman took on the reform of NFIP only 3 months ago in February. FEMA annouced four months ago that it would settle every disputed case but only about a dozen checks have been issued.
Appearing in Hoboken last week with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, as well as Highlands residents Kerry and Jamie Gowan who where representing the 70,000 New Jersey residents with claims to be reviewed by FEMA, Kieserman pledged that the government would do better in the tasks of “people caring for people.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Brad J. Kieserman, Brad Kieserman, FEMA, FEMA's fraud, HUD, Jamie Gowan, Kerry Gowan, National Flood Insurance Plan, NFIP, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Cory Booker, Shaun Donovan, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
Governor Chris Christie will be in Belmar tomorrow, May 29, to announce the award of a $6.185 million flood mitigation grant and to “kick off the summer in Belmar baby,” Mayor Matt Doherty told MMM.
The Community Development Block Grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is being awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection after a competitive application process, according to Doherty. The funds will be used for an outflow pipe in Lake Cuomo which will provide flood mitigation for residents of Belmar, Spring Lake and the Borough of Lake Cuomo.
Christie is scheduled to arrive in Belmar at 2:15 p.m. The event will take place on Ocean Avenue at 20th Street.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Belmar, CDBG, Chris Christie, Community Block Development Grant, DEP, HUD, Jim Keady, Lake Cuomo, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Spring Lake | 1 Comment »
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – While public officials welcomed the news that the latest round of Hurricane Sandy recovery money will cover the New Jersey’s unmet need for housing funds, one congressman says that the funding does not go far enough. U.S. Rep…
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