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Flood Insurance Rate Helpline Available Preliminary Work Maps have been introduced for Monmouth, Hudson, Atlantic and Ocean counties. New Jersey property owners with questions about National Flood Insurance Program rates now have a helpline to call to get the most up-to-date information. The number is 877-287-9804 for people who need information about their flood insurance… Continue Reading

$150,000 grants available to homeowners $600 million in federal funds has been allocated to help eligible primary Homeowners repair or rebuild their Superstorm Sandy impacted homes. The Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program will assist you in Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) so that you can do the necessary work on your home… Continue Reading

Reminder: Hurricane Season Started on June 1st The Borough of Mantoloking posted… As you are most likely aware, Hurricane Season started on June 1st. The county has prepared a press release that contains hurricane-related information that may be of use to you. You can read the release here. Article by Borough of Mantoloking Continue Reading

Mantoloking storm damage ups tax rate, lower bills Fears of a massive tax hike brought on by Superstorm Sandy might not come to pass in the hardest-hit Jersey shore town (Mantoloking). Mantoloking introduced a budget Monday that calls for a 14.6 percent increase in the municipal tax rate. But because the storm lowered property values… Continue Reading

A “Heads Up” for homeowners on home elevation guidelines The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has released home elevations guidelines with a focus on breakaway walls. The guidelines in the pdf also show rules by the National Flood Insurance Program. Click here for home elevations guidelines pdf For more information on Department… Continue Reading

Don’t gawk at residents still recovering from Sandy We are making progress restoring the Shore, and tourist spots like Seaside are open. Unfortunately, hardest-hit areas haven’t changed. Parts of Normandy Beach look like the war zone of Normandy Beach, France, during World War II. Many beaches in Ocean County, including my own, Deauville Beach, don’t… Continue Reading

Now Available: Applications for reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs Has your home been damaged by Superstorm Sandy and you need financial assistance to repair or rebuild? With a focus on the most impacted communities throughout the state, New Jersey is offering aid through grant awards to Homeowners who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. This… Continue Reading

Christie Administration Issues Mold Guidance for New Jersey Residents Recovering From Superstorm Sandy The New Jersey Department of Health today released a Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In addition, the Department is announcing a series of… Continue Reading