Almost a year and a half after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Garden state, Gov. Chris Christie says he is pressing ahead with rebuilding and restoration as top priorities, even as critics question the pace of aid.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration is calling for creating a new Superstorm Sandy recovery fund for low-income families who have not applied for money to repair damaged homes in response to criticism that storm aid has not reached low-income people and minorities as it should have.
Government officials must speed the way home rebuilding aid is getting to thousands of New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy, which can be done in part by revamping a burdensome application process, a senator from the storm-battered state said Wednesday.
As Superstorm Sandy victims continue to voice their frustrations about the recovery process, the leader of the state Senate is pushing for legislation that should make the process more "user-friendly."
An analysis of state data shows that nearly one-third of the federal housing aid earmarked for affordable housing projects associated with Hurricane Sandy went to counties other than those hardest-hit by the storm, the Star-Ledger reports.