The New Jersey’s community affairs commissioner says New Jersey has not received enough federal funding to help with rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.
Richard Constable appeared Monday before a state Senate committee to defend New Jersey’s efforts to rebuild after the storm. He noted that the state had an estimated $37 billion in damage from the October 2012 storm, comparable to New York’s $42 billion.
But in the main programs which use federal money but are run by state governments, New Jersey has been awarded $3.2 billion. Combined, New York City and New York state been granted more than twice as much.
Constable say homeowners were wrongly rejected from the state’s biggest home-rebuilding program largely because of problems with federal data on damage to homes.