N.J. holds 2nd of 3 hearings on new Sandy aid plans

People whose homes were affected by Superstorm Sandy are getting another chance to hear directly from New Jersey officials about aid programs.

Wednesday night’s hearing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is the second scheduled for this week on New Jersey’s plans to spend the next $1.4 billion in federal storm recovery aid. The state received about $1.8 billion last year.

State officials are explaining how the money will be spent.

At a meeting Tuesday night in Galloway Township, some attendees expressed anger with what they characterized as long delays and an unresponsive bureaucracy that has made it difficult to get storm aid.

The state’s plan calls for $390 million to be added to a program that helps homeowners rebuild, rehabilitate and elevate their property.

The third and final hearing will be held Feb 21 at Brookdale Community College; Robert J. Collins Arena; 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft; 4–7:30 p.m.

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