UPDATE ON EDGEWATER FIRE:
As of Saturday night, January 24, the Community Center in Edgewater is no longer serving as a relief center. All fire victims should go directly to the Avalon building at Russell Avenue and River Road for assistance. There is an overabundance of food and supplies and victims are encouraged to go to the Community Center to select items before they are re-purposed. The Borough of Edgewater thanks all who have contributed to the relief efforts.
State Launches New Affordable Housing Programs for Low- to Moderate-Income Families Impacted By Superstorm Sandy
While the State of New Jersey has made great strides over the past several months with its Sandy recovery programs, it also recognizes that recovery from a disaster the magnitude of Sandy is a multi-year effort that requires a continued commitment to assisting families and communities in rebuilding from the storm. The State has launched several new recovery programs to help low-to-moderate income homeowners rebuild their Sandy-damaged homes, provide storm-impacted tenants of limited financial means with rental assistance, make housing counseling services available to Sandy-impacted homeowners and renters, and expand outreach efforts to ensure full and meaningful access to recovery assistance for vulnerable populations, including low-to-moderate income households and individuals of Limited English Proficiency living in the nine counties that the federal government determined were most impacted by Sandy. Click here to learn more.
If you or a loved one was impacted by Sandy and you want to receive more information about upcoming recovery programs, please visit www.renewjerseystronger.org to complete the Superstorm Sandy Assistance Notification Form or call 1-855-SANDYHM (726-3946).
About The Bergen VOAD
The Bergen County VOAD
Recovery Information Center
located at the Moonachie Civic Center
121 Moonachie Road in Moonachie
Hurricane Sandy Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC)
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm and Wednesdays (5:00 PM-7:00 PM by appointment only). Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Available Program! Repair program for Sandy-affected homes of elderly and disabled residents.
About the Bergen County VOAD/LTRC: The Volunteer Center of Bergen County has been the sponsor of the Bergen County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) since 1999, following Tropical Storm Floyd. The VOAD typically facilitates communication between the first responding organizations and the broad network of civic, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations in the community.
In response to Hurricane Sandy, organizations involved in the VOAD have banded together to form a Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC). The LTRC has established working committees and is operating on a set of Assistance Protocols to help residents recover from the devastation of the storm.
Since the beginning, the Bergen County VOAD has worked nonstop to help affected communities return to normalcy. As of December 31, 2014, we have accomplished the following:
- Households in case management: 1049 households (3053 individuals)
- Closed cases: 792
- Households in SHRAP: 707 (2046 individuals)
- Major home repairs completed: 162
- Major home repairs in progress: 41
- Minor home repairs completed: 130
- Minor home repairs in progress: 26
- Home & mold inspections: 412
- Mold remediation completed: 333
- Mobile home insulation completed: 181
Administration – the Volunteer Center of Bergen County is providing administration, including staff for project management, case management, and volunteer coordination. We have established a Recovery Information Center at the First Presbyterian Church, 221 Moonachie Road, in Moonachie. Starting January 5, 2015, the Recovery Information Center has moved to the Moonachie Civic Center, 121 Moonachie Road, Moonachie.