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NJ's Sandy Housing Grant Programs Were 'Massively Botched,' Advocates Claim

"The Christie Administration's widespread rejection of large numbers of families actually eligible for Sandy aid shows that the Sandy recovery process has been flawed from start to finish," said Adam Gordon, a staff attorney for Fair Share Housing Center.
NJ's Sandy Housing Grant Programs Were 'Massively Botched,' Advocates Claim
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Months after Bill Halbeisen applied for a grant to help rebuild his Hurricane Sandy-damaged home, the state told him that he didn’t qualify.

The reason, he says: his home didn’t sustain more than a foot of flooding or at least $8,000 in damages.

But in reality, Halbeisen said, his Manahawkin home was inundated with more than four feet of water and he needed up to $160,000 to rebuild and elevate the property.

He appealed the rejection and won.

Apparently, there are a lot of Bill Halbeisens out there.

The Fair Share Housing Center today released an analysis that found 79 percent of residents w...

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