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NeighborWorks published Navigating the Road to Housing Recovery, a comprehensive guide to resources and informative tutorial that has been structured to help hurricane survivors make educated decisions about rebuilding, relocating, rental options, insurance-related matters and home repairs. The guide is divided into four sections and organized in a manner that encourages readers to go to the sections that address their most pressing concerns. It will be updated as new resources become available.
Many homes did not survive the storm. Other homes are in need of major repairs. Below is information about programs and services in our state that will help you answer the question, "Where am I going to live now?" As we receive notification of special events or new housing programs we will post it to this page, our housing assistance page or financial help for homes and business page, depending upon the nature of the information.
Below are other resources you can explore as you try to find alternate living arrangements.
The NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has devoted several pages of their website to addressing the housing needs of hurricane survivors. Learn more here.
NJ Housing Resource Center (NJHRC) is an online, housing information clearinghouse designed to help all New Jerseyans with their housing-related needs. You will find priority housing for Sandy-impacted residents listed as it becomes available. Rental applications from residents who are looking for housing as a result of the storm will be given priority. The site hosts information on available properties statewide, and the database is updated daily. Visit the NJHRC website and click on "Find Housing" and then "Priority Housing for Sandy Impacted Residents" or call 877.428.8844 for more housing information.
Atrium Apartments at Egg Harbor is a newly constructed affordable housing development with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments, offering reduced rental rates for households who meet income eligibility restrictions. Priority for residency is given to those who were displaced by and/or experienced major or severe damage from Superstorm Sandy. Visit their website, view their flyer, or call 609.645.1000 for more information.
Housing Assistance for Homeless Veterans
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program provides permanent housing and ongoing case management treatment services for homeless Veterans who require these supports to live independently. This program allows Veterans and their families to live in Veteran-selected apartment units and provides for the most vulnerable Veterans. It is especially helpful to Veterans with families, women Veterans, recently returning Veterans and Veterans with disabilities. Learn more about HUD-VASH.
Learn about other housing options on NJ 2-1-1 housing-related web pages.