Superstorm Sandy had impacted a lot of residential houses in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. Hordes of housing grants are available from the government for the rehabilitation and repairing of houses. The most recent addition to the list is the announcement made by the Christie administration on Friday. It launched the reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants for homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
These grants will help the homeowners to once again locate to their homes. The fund can be used in reconstruction, rehabilitation, elevate and mitigate their homes. Governor Chris Christie said on Friday, “We are working incredibly hard to get money out to Sandy-impacted individuals as quickly as possible, and today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to this mission.” He also added that it is hard to destroy the fighting spirit in the citizens of New Hersey. “With the help of initiatives such as reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants; we will be back, stronger than ever.” To apply for the grant assistance, one can look up to renewjerseystronger.org or call up 1855-726-3946. Apart from this, residents can apply in person at Sandy Housing Assistance Centres which are located in the states that are adversely affected by the storm. The counselors at all these centres will help the applicants to navigate easily through the entire process seamlessly. Under this program, vacation homes, second homes and recreational vehicles or trailers won’t be covered based on federal restrictions on the use of the funds.
This announcement was made in less than a month after the US Department of Housing and Urban Development approved New Jersey’s Community development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Action Plan. The plan entails the federal funding to help homeowners, renters, businesses and communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
The program will also guide the residents through construction process by developing repair specifications, ensuring quality work by having trusted builders on board. Seventy percent of the funds will be reserved for low to medium income households. This homeowner resettlement program is directed to encourage residents to stay back in their counties and resettle in the same area by providing funds.
These grants will restore the home values in any resident and stabilize the economic condition of many storm affected families. All the applicants who wish to apply for these grants, the applications will be accepted from May 24 to June 30.
This article is provided George Bailey, who is a renowned author and has authored articles for various websites. He has written articles about grants for homeowners along with several other types of grants for various websites. Learn how to apply for housing grants and where to find them, at allamericangrantguide.com.