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LATEST Hurricane Sandy Programs


Low-to-Moderate Income

Homeowners Rebuilding Program

      This program is designed to provide reconstruction, rehabilitation and elevation assistance to homeowners of low-to-moderate income (LMI) who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy and whose storm-damaged primary residence is located in one of the nine most impacted counties. This program is additionally designed to help LMI homeowners of Limited English Proficiency and owners of manufactured housing units, as well as those LMI homeowners who did not apply for the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program.

     For more information about this new program click this link.


Sandy Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program

        This program provides short-term, temporary tenant-based rental assistance in the form of a voucher to assist eligible low- and moderate-income households with their rent in the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy which include Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union. The tenant-based rental assistance will be for 12 months with an option to renew for up to an additional 12 months. The program’s maximum assistance is 24 months; no extensions beyond 24 months will be granted.

       For more information about Sandy TBRA click this link.


Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program

       This program offers free HUD-certified housing counseling services to renters and homeowners who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy and lived in one of the nine counties most impacted by the storm at the time of Sandy. Offices are located in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties and provide counseling programs that address a wide range of financial and housing challenges.

        For additional information click this link.


About The Bergen VOAD

The Bergen County VOAD
Hurricane Sandy Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC)

Recovery Information Center
221 Moonachie Road in Moonachie
t. 201-470-3143
f. 201-497-2011

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm (Thursdays until 7 pm) and Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Closed 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 November 30, 2014, we have accomplished the following:

  • Households in case management: 1046 households (3053 individuals)
  • Closed cases: 750
  • Households in SHRAP: 715 (2075 individuals)
  • Major home repairs completed: 146
  • Major home repairs in progress: 58
  • Minor home repairs completed: 123
  • Minor home repairs in progress: 28
  • Home & mold inspections: 370
  • Mold remediation completed: 289
  • 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.

Announcements / Events


The mission of the BC/VOAD Long Term Recovery Committee is to identify access, facilitate and provide resources to help meet the unmet needs of victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy in Bergen County, New Jersey.