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NJ adds storm recovery aid for low-income families

Local News | Mar 27, 2014

NJ adds storm recovery aid for low-income families

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.