Menendez demands more efficient delivery of Sandy aid funds

    It’s taking too long for New Jersey to distribute federal Sandy aid to residents who suffered storm damage, said U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.

    Menendez is calling on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan to require standards to make sure the state delivers the next wave of federal Sandy funds more efficiently.

    “I have heard from plenty of homeowners who are still waiting, for example, for mitigation funds to help them meet the elevation issues and other concerns that they have not seen the money,” Menendez said Friday. “We’ve got a lot of people who are hurting and they still haven’t had any money. So we got to find a way to do a better job.”

    Menendez, who said he worked with Gov. Chris Christie to obtain federal funding, said more must be done to ensure those who are entitled to the money get it a in reasonable timeframe so it can make a difference in their lives.

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