Christie announces grant program for raising homes flooded by Sandy
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Sandy HMGP Grants
How To Apply For A HMGP Grant:
· The application period opens July 22, 2013 and closes on September 15, 2013. Homeowners can apply online, by phone or in person.
· In Person: Visit a Housing Recovery Center, located in each of the nine most-impacted counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union);
· Method of application will not affect status or likelihood of selection.Online
Phone : 1-855-SANDYHM
BRICK TOWNSHIP - A new grant program could help thousands of Jersey Shore homeowners to elevate their houses.
Gov. Chris Christie announced the grant program Monday in a visit to a Brick Township neighborhood.
Homeowners can apply for up to $30,000 to help raise homes to meet the new flood standards.
NUMBERS AND LINKS: FEMA Information
Barbara Burke lives on Valencia Drive in Brick and had more than 5 feet of water in her house after Sandy. She says the announcement is exciting, but the money won't cover the $90,000 estimate she got to raise her home.
Homeowners who have already begun the work to elevate their homes are not eligible for the grants.
Other requirements include a stipulation that the home must be your primary residence and lived in before the storm, and within the 100-year flood plain.
Christie says there should be a second round of money coming in the fall for another round of grants.