TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration wants a new Superstorm Sandy recovery fund created for low-income families who did not previously apply for money to repair damaged homes.
The $40 million program is included in the plan the state government submitted this week to federal officials. It details how the state intends to spend a total allocation of $1.46 billion in federal money for storm recovery.
Christie’s administration says the program for lower-income families was designed in response to comments at public hearings and conversations with federal officials.
Housing advocates have blasted the state for not doing more for low-income residents hit by the storm. Christie’s administration has defended its performance.