$6.6M In Sandy Relief Headed to Newark for Affordable Housing, Report Says

Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy tidal surge in Port Monmouth, NJ, photographed on Nov. 26, 2012.
Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy tidal surge in Port Monmouth, NJ, photographed on Nov. 26, 2012.
About $6.6 million in federal Sandy relief that could help hard-hit shore property homeowners is instead headed to Newark -- to be spent on affordable housing.

An Asbury Park Press investigation into federal Sandy relief funding also uncovered that the state's $30 million Neighborhood Enhancement Program has ground to a halt due to red tape. Read about the investigation on APP.com.

In the fall, Patch reported that Toms River is set to receive more money than any other town for relief from Hurricane Sandy.

The town was to receive $96.3 million from numerous disaster relief funds, which compiled a list of the top 10 Shore towns receiving Hurricane Sandy relief funding. Over 400 homes in Toms River were demolished. A total of 4,000 were severely damaged, according to philly.com.

Brick is second on the list, with $50.9 million in relief coming its way. Belmar checks in at third on the list, as  $47.4 million has been allocated for the town.

Nearly $800 million in relief was set aside for 128 municipalities impacted by Sandy, according to the report. Nearly half that money was set aside for 10 communities.

The rest of the top 10 looks like this:
  • Seaside Heights is set to receive $32.7 million
  • Union Beach is set to receive $30.5 million
  • Atlantic City will receive $30.2 million
  • Little Egg Harbor will receive $29.6 million
  • Berkeley will receive $24.6 million
  • Middletown looks to receive $23.5 million
  • Atlantic Highlands is set to receive $21.5 million
Vanhiesen April 18, 2014 at 09:03 AM
Keep sending money to Newark so it can expand. As long as one taxpayer still lives in New Jersey its ok to bleed him for the welfare crowd!
Rock.n.Roll April 18, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Hey, you people talk about Newark receiving monies from Sandy relief, ridiculous, but what about Belleville receiving $6-7 mil for a new community center out of Sandy relief monies, did you hear that one as well? My wife and I lost literally everything we owned in the storm....home...cars....contents...and we are still living in an apartment trying to re-build....BrickTown taking forever to review plans for permits to rebuild, they need a spark under their arises! Talk about log jambs, and we still paid FULL taxes even though we could not live at our home, and it took 14 months to get the home removed! Most have no clue to what is going on.
Marlboro Mann April 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM
There are only three professions that prosper in this wretched state: 1-Public employees 2-Politicians 3-Mobsters As for the rest of us, we'll just pay up and suffer.
Rock.n.Roll April 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM
You are so right unfortunately my friend! Pretty bleak outlook for the average tax payer, who does not have that inbred 'connection'.
John April 29, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Your garbage politicians are your neighbors......sucking off your paycheck. Newark.............lol


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