Hurricane Sandy Housing Resources

Hurricane Sandy Housing Resources

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has assembled a list of housing resources for those New Jersey residents who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  1. Sandy Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP)
  2. Find Housing via the New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC)
  3. Sandy Recovery Housing Finance Resources List
  4. NeighborWorks America Hurricane Sandy Recovery Guide
  5. For Residents Involved in the NJ HomeKeeper Program
  6. State of New Jersey's Hurricane Sandy Information Center
  7. Looking for the Sandy Homebuyer Assistance Program?
  8. Hurricane Sandy and Housing-Related Press Releases

  1. Sandy Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP)

    The Sandy Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) is a temporary relief program to assist individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis resulting from Superstorm Sandy.

    Affected households could qualify for up to six months of payment vouchers (and no more than $15,000 in total assistance) to cover select home appliances, current or past due mortgage payments, rent and/or utility bills.

    Payment vouchers will be offered only for subsidies, benefits, or services that have not been or will not be covered by FEMA, home insurance or other government grants and subsidies.

    Visit the Department of Human Services Division of Family Development website for complete details: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs/shrap/

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  2. Find Housing via the New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC)

    Were you displaced due to Hurricane Sandy? Click to Download the Hurricane Sandy HRC Flyer

    Search for available rental housing on the New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC) website, http://www.njhrc.gov

    The site hosts information on available properties statewide, and the database is updated daily.

    Landlords throughout New Jersey are opening their available properties to Hurricane Sandy victims. Many of these are now listed on the NJHRC.

    Please Note: 
    The rental properties within the NJHRC are not specifically labeled as displaced Sandy resident housing. The rental terms will be different for each property, as they are up to the discretion of the individual landlords.

    We actively encourage those residents displaced by Sandy to contact the property landlord directly to determine specific housing needs.

    Simply visit the website at http://www.njhrc.gov and click on "Find Housing" to get started.

    Or, call a toll-free call center for housing information at 1-877-428-8844.

    Click the image above or use this link to download a PDF of our NJHRC flyer that you can print and share.

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  3. Sandy Recovery Housing Finance Resources List

    This is a comprehensive guide to housing finance resources for Sandy recovery. It provides a description of the resources available to consumers, developers, non-profits, government agencies and small businesses for both long and short term recovery efforts.



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  4. NeighborWorks America Hurricane Sandy Recovery Guide

    Navigating the Road to Housing Recovery,  published by NeighborWorks America, is a comprehensive guide to resources and steps to take for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you have already begun to repair or rebuild your home, or if you are planning to do so soon, Navigating the Road to Housing Recovery is written for you. If you were a renter when the storm hit and have been displaced from your home, you will find some resources in this guide, and as the recovery progresses, more will become available. If you owned a house that you were forced out of by the storm, but have not yet made a decision to repair or rebuild, the information in this guide can help you make an informed decision.

    Download the guide in parts or in its entirety as a PDF from the NeighborWorks America website.

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  5. For Residents Involved in the NJ HomeKeeper Program

    For those affected homeowners already participating in the New Jersey HomeKeeper Program, we advise you to call your mortgage servicer immediately.

    If you currently do not have access to your mortgage paperwork, you can download the list of participating mortgage servicers from the HomeKeeper website and get the appropriate contact information from there.

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  6. State of New Jersey's Hurricane Sandy Information Center

    The State of New Jersey's Hurricane Sandy Information Center has all of Governor Christie's updates along with helpful links including:

    • Emergency hotlines
    • Utility restoration updates
    • Insurance information
    • Road closures/advisories
    • Pet rescue
    • Volunteer information

    Visit the site at:
    http://www.state.nj.us/nj/home/features/spotlight/hurricane_sandy.shtml 


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  7. Looking for the Sandy Homebuyer Assistance Program?

    Looking for the Sandy Homebuyer Assistance Program?

    Please visit the detailed program and page here:

    www.njhousing.gov/homeownership/buyers/shap/

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  8. Hurricane Sandy and Housing-Related Press Releases


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