ARutgers-Newark study released on October 25, 2013 found that New Jersey’s low-income households are still recovering from Sandy.
Highlighting some of the findings, “Low-income and ALICE families were disproportionately impacted by Sandy,” said Stephanie Hoopes-Halpin, the study’s author. “Incurring more than half of all residential damage, but receiving less than 30 percent of the recovery assistance.”
Low-income and ALICE households experienced not only physical damage but also lost wages and lost employment. The study found that more than 107,000 people lost their jobs in New Jersey due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.