Let's Talk About Hurricane Sandy

One of the challenges we face in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is keeping the lines of communication open in order to collaborate and coordinate more effectively. We can better understand the obstacles and opportunities that the Hurricane continues to present by sharing our ongoing experiences as well as the projects and ideas we're all thinking about and working on.  

We have created this online tool as a place where people can ask questions and get feedback from their colleagues working in the trenches and to facilitate connections among those facing similar issues or who are looking for partners.

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Author: molly@grdodge.org
Posted: Mar 13 2013 - 09:00 AM
Subject: Governor Christie's $1.8 billion Hurricane Sandy relief plan
We'd like to know how the nonprofit community feels about the Governor's plan and what you think the response should be. Please share your thoughts and questions for your colleagues here.
Details of the plan here: http://www.nj.gov/dca/news/news/2013/20130312_CDBG.html
and here's a story from the Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/03/new_jersey_sends_hud_plan_on_h.html#incart_flyout_politics
Author: debbie@nynjbaykeeper.org
Posted: Mar 13 2013 - 09:44 PM
Subject: re: Governor Christie's $1.8 billion Hurricane Sandy relief plan
We are concerned because this plan does emphasize buyouts. Our office has received calls from homeowners all the way from Old Tappan to Union Beach looking for information on funding for buyouts. Governor Christie needs to put this option more fully on the table, and allocate federal money for it, so it is available for willing sellers.
Author: mwaldock@grdodge.org
Posted: Mar 13 2013 - 11:00 PM
Subject: re: Governor Christie's $1.8 billion Hurricane Sandy relief plan
Debbie,

Not to be presumptuous but I think there is a word missing from your statement -- likely you are concerned that there is NOT an emphasis on buyouts in the Governor's plan. I am equally concerned that this option might not be available to homeowners who are ready to consider this. No doubt a difficult choice to make, to leave your neighborhood, but considering that many deal with repeat flooding seems like a good, long term option for both homeowners and taxpayers. Contrast this to our neighbors to the north where Governor Cuomo has emphasized buyouts in flood prone communities.
Author: mwaldock@grdodge.org
Posted: Mar 15 2013 - 10:06 AM
Subject: re: Governor Christie's $1.8 billion Hurricane Sandy relief plan
Good article in NJ Spotlight highlighting the challenges renters face in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the post-storm focus seems primarily to be on homeowners and rebuilding but important to recognize that affordable housing in NJ is in short supply and renters are less likely to have any insurance protection.
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/03/12/low-and-middle-income-new-jerseyans-priced-out-of-rental-market/
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