Skip to comments.NJ has distributed less than 25 percent of Sandy aid
Posted on 05/05/2014 7:00:35 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
Though the federal government allocated more than $1.8 billion in Hurricane Sandy disaster relief aid for New Jersey more than a year ago, less that a quarter has been distributed to cash-strapped residents struggling to rebuild, according to a new state report.
State officials, however, say they are making considerable progress with recovery programs, addressing concerns and making changes where needed to speed up the delivery of aid. But advocates claim a botched rollout of major housing recovery programs has taken its toll on distributing funding more quickly.
More than $1.3 billion of federal aid is "in the pipeline or out the door," according to the states most recent quarterly performance report to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The federal agency allocated more than $1.8 billion to New Jersey in February 2013 and approved the states plan for spending the money that April.
More than $416 million of that funding had been distributed by March 31, according to the states report.
Adam Gordon, staff attorney for the Cherry Hill-based Fair Share Housing Center, acknowledged the overall challenges in distributing these funds.
But, he said, particularly for the states major housing recovery program, "there should be more in the hands of residents at this point."
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The slap in the face comes in the last sentence of the article:
"More than $1.46 billion in additional federal aid is on its way to New Jersey. The federal government is now reviewing the states plan to spend that money."
I suspect Marc-Philip Ferzan isn't returning calls about this story.
It has probably been distributed . . . to the coffers of the local politicians administering it. ObaMao hacks, all, from the governor on up.
Oh yeah...The Lout is knee deep in the cash...I guarantee!
Christie probably took it to Atlantic City.
Just think, we can have that kind of efficient management of government on a national level. Christie for President.
Read that headline and the theme music from The Sopranos immediately started playing in my head.
SOMEONE is making alot of interest on this money as it sits.