HELP SPREAD WORD THAT DEADLINE CLOSING IN
If you know anyone still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy please remind them the deadline to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Jan. 30.
FEMA disaster assistance may include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
STILL LOOKING FOR A NEW RENTAL?
The state of New Jersey and FEMA have identified more than 700 homes and apartments available for rent in Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean counties.
The exact number of available rentals fluctuates as units are occupied and new listings are added, but up-to-date listings can be found at www.socialserve.com where you can select the New Jersey link to do a search.
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE DEADLINE NEARS
The deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance is Feb. 4. The program covers self-employed individuals and others left jobless as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy and who may not be covered by regular unemployment insurance.
If you plan to file a disaster unemployment assistance claim, you must first file a claim for regular unemployment assistance.
HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY RESOURCES
FEMA disaster assistance registration and helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585
Apply online for assistance: DisasterAssistance.gov
Find the nearest disaster recovery center: FEMA.gov/DRC or text “DRC” and your “zip code” to 43362
Small Business Administration
Customer service center: 800-659-2955, TTY 800-877-8339
Disaster assistance website: SBA.gov/DisasterAssistance
Resources for Additional Needs
New Jersey disaster case management: 877-510-6762 or email at dcmNewJersey@CatholicCharitiesUSA.org
Cleanup resources and local recovery efforts: 2-1-1 or online at NJ211.org
NJ Helps: NJhelps.org
American Red Cross: 800-733-2767 or online at RedCross.org
New Jersey Hope and Healing: 877-294-HELP (4357), TTY 877-294-4356
Disaster legal services: 888-541-1900
Disaster unemployment: Online at NJuifile.net