DEADLINE APPROACHING! SSBG for Seniors and People with Disabilities: Home Repair & Advocacy Program

The Bergen County VOAD/LTRC is currently administering the Home Repair and Advocacy Program (HRAP) for Bergen County seniors and disabled persons.

Program Purpose: to provide home repair and advocacy for eligible senior heads of households (60 y.o. & above) and persons with disabilities to replace or repair damages to their PRIMARY residences/property, but not covered through other programs. Home repairs must be essential to safely sustain the individual in their own home and damage must be directly caused by Hurricane Sandy.

To Apply: clients must register at the Bergen VOAD/LTRC Recovery Information Center at Moonachie Civic Center, 121 Moonachie Road in Moonachie. Please call Eric at 201-957-2216 for an intake appointment and for additional information.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

2015 Post-Sandy Recovery Health and Well-Being Assessment Survey (English/Spanish/Korean versions available)

Two years after Hurricane Sandy impacted our communities in Bergen County, New Jersey, many post recovery operations have been implemented to provide the necessary support to Sandy impacted individuals. Your feedback will provide valuable information for future efforts. You answers are confidential.

Please click on this link and complete all the questions and press the SUBMIT button. Or if you prefer, you can complete the PDF Survey Form and send it to our office via fax to 201-336-6088.

Click link for Spanish and this link for Korean.

 

 

Legal Services of New Jersey

Legal Services of New Jersey operates a statewide hotline to assist New Jersey Residents with civil legal problems caused by Hurricane Sandy or the aftermath of the storm. To those that qualify, our services are free.  We can provide advice and other help in matters including, but not limited to: FEMA recoupments, home foreclosures, flood and homeowner insurance issues, landlord/tenant disputes, home repair contractors, public adjusters, and Renew Jersey Stronger grant program collections and appeals.

To contact LSNJ’s toll-free Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Hotline, please call  1-888-222-5765, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  You may also apply for Legal Services online at www.lsnjlawhotline.org.  You will receive a response within 2 business days.

 

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) FREE Sandy Legal Clinic in Little Ferry

The Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) will hold FREE one-on-one Sandy Clinic on June 25, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Little Ferry Borough Hall (Council Room),  215-217 Liberty Street, Little Ferry, NJ 07643.

If you have a legal issue(s) arising out of Superstorm Sandy, you are eligible to receive FREE legal counsel and advice and brief services from volunteer attorneys of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.  Private one-on-one sessions are available. Persons needing more involved assistance may, if financially eligible, be referred back to VLJ for placement with an attorney.

If you cannot attend a clinic in person, please call VLJ’s toll-free disaster hotline at 855-301-2525. To receive services, all issues must relate to Superstorm Sandy. NJ matters only.

 

Unmet Needs, Construction and VOAD/LTRC Meeting(s)

Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, June 10 – VOAD/Long Term Recovery Committee at 2 pm at the Recovery Information Center, St. Margaret of Cortona, 31 Chamberlain Ave. Little Ferry.

 

 

Mission

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.