Network Urges Legislators to Improve Sandy Recovery Process
Assembly Housing Committee votes on Sandy legislation

2/20/2014

Today, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee met to hear testimony on legislation that would require provisions for equitable and transparent distribution of Superstorm Sandy federal aid in the State's recovery efforts. Prior to the hearing, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey Senior Policy Coordinator Arnold Cohen issued the following statement:

"The Christie Administration's handling of recovery programs up to this point has fallen short of expectations. We hope that by having the legislature address these issues, Sandy survivors can finally get the help they need to get back into their homes.

"Losing your home is devastating enough, to be stuck in an endless sea of red tape and uncertainty adds insult to injury. People need to know whether or not they can stay in their homes and whether they can rebuild or if they need to make other plans. The bill being debated today should have the full support of every single elected official in both chambers. This is a commonsense and long overdue bill that will deliver the recovery Sandy survivors have been asking for."

The Housing and Community Development Network supports New Jersey’s community development sector, collaborating with more than 250 members including community development corporations and other organizations to create affordable homes, expand economic opportunities, and build strong communities. For more information on the Network, visit www.hcdnnj.org.

For more information: Nina Arce
Housing & Community Development Network of NJ
(609) 393-3752 x12
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