Christie Administration To Host Sandy Recovery Mobile Cabinets Next Week In Ocean County - Posted June 24, 2013
Flood Insurance Rate Helpline Available (pdf) - Posted June 19, 2013
What you need to Know About FEMA's New Flood Maps (pdf) - Posted June 19,2 013
Beach Replenishment Information - Posted June 13, 2013
Has your home been damaged by Superstorm Sandy? Help is available for primary homeowners through the “reNewJersey Stronger” housing initiative. There are two programs and homeowners are encouraged to apply for BOTH programs. There are three ways to apply:
By Phone: 1-855-SANDY-HM
In-Person: There are nine housing recovery centers in the nine most affected counties.
Check the website for all nine listings.
reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs
Eligible homeowners whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed in the storm can visit the Housing Recovery Centers to apply in-person for two reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants: the Homeowner Resettlement Program and the Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program.
Sandy-impacted homeowners DO NOT NEED to come to the Housing Recovery Centers if they previously applied to the reNew Jersey Stronger grant programs online or over the phone. Instead, applicants who previously applied will be contacted in the next few weeks about the status of their application(s) and any additional steps that they must take.
The Ocean County Housing Recovery Center will open tomorrow at 8 a.m. and is located at 750 Vassar Avenue, Suite 1 Lakewood, NJ. The center is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.
For more information regarding the reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants, including eligibility information and application instructions, and to apply online, please visit www.renewjerseystronger.org.
The DCA Superstorm Sandy Housing Assistance hotline is also open at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946)to answer any questions you may have about the application process and to help you apply.
What you Need to Know About "reNew Jersey Stronger"
The Christie Administration’s Launch of “reNew Jersey Stronger” Housing Assistance Initiative Makes $780 Million Available for Homeowners Impacted by Super Storm Sandy
Marking a major step forward in the recovery from Super Storm Sandy, the Christie Administration last week launched the “reNew Jersey Stronger” housing assistance initiative that makes $780 million dollars in grants available to homeowners impacted by the storm. The grants are designed to encourage homeowners to resettle in their primary residences and help them reconstruct, rehabilitate, elevate and mitigate their homes.
Bay Head has been instructed to inform our residents who wish to elevate or have property acquired to follow the below directions.
All elevations will run through NJ Dept. of Community Affairs (NJDCA) State run elevation process (combination of CDBG and HMGP funding). Please advise all of your residents who expressed interest in elevations, to contact and register with NJDCA at: www.sandyhelp.nj.gov
The state has also set up two hotlines:
855-SANDYHM (855-726-3946) for homeowners
855-SANDYBZ (855-726-3929) for business owners
The website and hotlines should answer all homeowner questions regarding elevations.
It has come to the attention of the Borough that various blogs and newsletters are being distributed to constituents which may purport to be an official publication of the municipality. PLEASE NOTE that the ONLY official internet communications of the Borough of Bay Head are those made through this website. Moreover, the only official and Council-approved minutes from all Council Meetings are those posted to this website and are available the month after the meeting was held.
Important Natural Gas Information
As you know, many homeowners in your municipality are trying to sort out their rebuilding and house-raising requirements, including what they need to do with their natural gas service lines. To assist our customers, we have posted the following new page on our web site that contains important information about service turn-offs and retirements due to Sandy damage:
New Jersey Natural Gas would like to enlist your assistance in sharing this resource with your affected homeowners. If possible, could you please post it in the appropriate place on your municipal web site and provide it to each appropriate permit applicant? We would welcome any additional ways you think it would be beneficial to share this information, and if we can be helpful in this regard, please do not hesitate to let me know.
The New Jersey Department of Health today released Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The guidelines were developed to better inform homeowners on how to ensure their homes are cleaned and remediated properly to avoid mold problems now and in the future. They were developed with feedback from state and federal partners as well as environmental health advocacy organizations
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION FILES RULE PACKAGE ESTABLISHING
NEW ELEVATION STANDARD FOR NEW JERSEY
Action uses latest FEMA Elevation Standards to Ensure Resiliency in
Future Storms and Protect Residents from Rising Flood Insurance Costs
Click here for press release.