Superstorm Sandy

Mobilizing Recovery and Building Resiliency 

Challenge

Help state officials rebound from the loss of dozens of lives and up to $30 billion in losses in the most devastating storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

Solution

Execute rapid recovery efforts under a $4.1 billion CDBG-DR disaster recovery grant, providing advisory, program management, and implementation services across New Jersey. 

Result

A sweeping recovery program integrated at the state level, sourcing labor from local businesses and state employees.  With efficient turnaround management, we set the blueprint procedures for managing sub recipients and training staff while achieving an unprecedented level of grant compliance. 

$2.7 billion

disbursed to municipalities, homeowners, landlords, and businesses

30,000+

homeowners and renters returned home or relocated to safer areas

$30 million

in CDBG-DR funds disbursed by local governments

6,000+

homes rebuilt

5,500+

renter households being served

2,700+

affordable housing units completed

In the aftermath of natural destruction across the region, we've stabilized living situations for more than 30,000 New Jersey residents with recovery housing, infrastructure, and economic development programs.  We helped ensure a more resilient future through energy efficient housing repair/replacement, elevation, distributed energy production, and buyouts of high-risk properties.