The outreach effort is to ensure that residents of Sandy-impacted communities who may still be in need of recovery services are aware of the availability of programs in the second tranche of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds.
“Recovering from the devastation after the storm has been overwhelming for our residents, especially for our neighbors who speak languages other than English or who need help navigating the recovery system. The Network and our members have a proven track record of community outreach and education skills that have helped inform tens of thousands of New Jersey residents over the last 25 years. We’re looking forward to reaching out to Sandy survivors and helping them access the resources available to them.”
Said Staci Berger, Network president and CEO.
Over the last two years, the Network and its member organizations and partners have helped individuals and neighborhoods recover and rebuild from Superstorm Sandy. With over a hundred members as well as strong collaborative partnerships that serve the hardest hit counties, the Network has a wide and deep presence in each affected area and unparalleled experience connecting hard to reach residents with the resources they need.
“The strength of our Network comes from the diversity of our membership and our ability to address specific needs in each local community. We are very pleased that the nonprofit community will be able to assist in this way, connecting families with information about manufactured and individual home rebuilding, current and future rental opportunities and critical housing counseling services. We will have a multi-pronged approach that includes community presentations, tabling and event communications and door-to-door canvassing, in multiple languages, to reach New Jerseyans who still need to access recovery resources.”