Sandy Housing Recovery Information Session, First One in Long Beach Township, on Feb. 1
A Housing Recovery Information Session for homeowners and rental property owners hit hard by Superstorm Sandy will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Long Beach Township municipal building in Brant Beach.
This is the Christie administration’s 41st session in the nine counties affected by Sandy and is meant to provide individualized assistance for those involved in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program, LMI Homeowner Rebuilding Program as well as rental property owners participating in the Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP). It is the first information session to be held in Long Beach Township.
“We encourage participants in our housing recovery programs to come to the Information Session if they have questions about their project. With experts on hand to provide answers and offer guidance, it is a great opportunity for participants to get the information they need to keep moving forward with their recovery,” said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Charles A. Richman, whose department administers many of the state’s Sandy housing recovery initiatives.
Representatives from the DCA’s Sandy Recovery Division and Housing Recovery Centers, as well as RREM and LRRP program managers, who can answer specific questions about the RREM Program, LMI Program and LRRP, will be present at the information session. Additionally, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs representatives will be available to discuss best practices in selecting a reliable contractor to undertake rebuilding work.
Housing counselors from the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program also will be in attendance to offer RREM Program and LMI Program participants free U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-certified housing counseling services for a wide array of housing-related issues, including foreclosure prevention, mortgages, budgeting and rental guidance.
Furthermore, information will be available about the Rental Assistance Program (RAP), which helps homeowners in the RREM Program and LMI Program pay for temporary housing while their primary homes are being repaired, rebuilt or elevated.
Approximately 2,500 participants have attended previous information sessions held since October 2014 in communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. —P.J.