Thursday, April 18, 2013
Governor Christie says the $900 million dollars from HUD in Washington earmarked to help homeowners rebuild does have some strings attached which may mean work won't start until July.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Fielder Avenue in Ortley Beach was one of the worst hit blocks at the shore. Sandy destroyed 10 homes, and badly damaged most others. WNYC has been visiting the block and collecting the stories of residents and their struggles to rebuild.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Advisory flood maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the past four months were supposed to help people figure out how to rebuild higher and stronger. But in some parts of the region, the maps have sparked a backlash because they will potentially require thousands of homes to buy flood insurance that did not need to before.
Friday, March 29, 2013
New information has emerged about a New Jersey contract with AshBritt, a politically-connected debris removal company.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
If Staten Island’s Great Kills Marina Cafe is able to reopen this spring after Sandy ripped apart its interior – blowing out windows and punching through walls – it will be thanks to assistance from the federal government.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Many New Jersey homeowners badly-affected by Sandy are still struggling to repair their damages and rebuild. But thousands who filed flood insurance claims months ago, have yet to receive the money they need to pay for that work. That's causing a lot of finger pointing from Trenton to Washington.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The deadline for New Jersey residents who suffered losses from Sandy to register with FEMA for disaster assistance or apply for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration is Friday.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The city plans to use federally funded housing vouchers to place some of the poorest Sandy victims in private apartments. But vouchers must still be approved by the federal government and there's concern they may not come soon enough to keep some families from ending up in shelters.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The cuts in federal spending called for by the debt ceiling deal between the Republican-controlled Congress and President Obama in 2011 are set to take effect Friday and without some last minute reprieve, the cuts will have an impact on Sandy reconstruction efforts.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Thousands of families that evacuated during Sandy remain in temporary hotel situations with no concrete plan to get them back into permanent housing, according to the evacuees and groups advocating on their behalf.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building higher or paying considerably more for insurance.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Rep. Jim Himes talks with Brian Lehrer about the Obama second term agenda, the (extended) deadline for FEMA Sandy relief in Connecticut, and gun control after Newtown.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance for damage from Sandy is Monday, January 28. And many who have already applied are frustrated with the results. Yisroel Schulman, co-founder, president, and attorney at large at the New York Legal Assistance Group, gives an update and answers your questions.
Monday, December 24, 2012
As homeowners who suffered losses from Sandy start to rebuild following the storm, FEMA has released new flood maps for ten coastal counties in New Jersey. New maps for New York City and Westchester are expected soon.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Senate Democrats said Friday they have enough votes to approve a more than $60 billion Sandy relief bill, overcoming objections that it includes too many pet projects unrelated to the storm.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The New York City Council announced a package of legislation on Tuesday that seeks to improve the city’s infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy, as well as better prepare the city for future storms.
Friday, December 14, 2012
New flood maps for New Jersey predict water levels to climb several feet higher than previous estimates when major storms strike the state.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Sandy caused more than $100 million in damages to Hoboken, according to the city's mayor, Dawn Zimmer. She presented her case for federal assistance before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Thursday.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The fate of President Barack Obama's $60.4 billion Sandy recovery package now rests with Congress. Lawmakers in the House and Senate will decide how much of that amount they think is worth spending, and how any funds would be divvied up between states and agencies.