Christie says Sandy aid going to most needy

There has been criticism on how the state

There has been criticism on how the state is doling out housing recovery money.

BRICK TOWNSHIP - (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie says a majority of federal Superstorm Sandy relief funding New Jersey has received so far has gone to low- and moderate-income residents.

Christie says it was his decision to allocate 70 percent of the $1.8 billion in first-round funds to people who need it most.

The Republican is telling a town hall audience in Brick on Thursday that the distribution of funds has been slowed by having to determine who qualifies.

The administration has been criticized for the slow pace of aid distribution.

Residents of the shore community have received recovery and rebuilding aid totaling tens of millions.

More than 1,300 residents received $10,000 grants to remain in their communities after the October 2013 storm.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 1 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 2 600-year-old tree to be removed in Bernards
Students, parents and faculty at a Bayonne high 3 Bayonne's Marist High School faces fundraising deadline to stay open
Authorities in Newark are searching for a person 4 Police seek person who crashed stolen car into Newark church
A Rockaway Township police officer is facing charges 5 Morris County officer faces sexual assault charges

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE