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Disaster Assistance

 

Disaster assistance is money or direct assistance to individuals, families and businesses in an area whose property has been damaged or destroyed and whose losses are not covered by insurance. It is meant to help you with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways. This assistance is not intended to restore your damaged property to its condition before the disaster.

While some housing assistance funds are available through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, most disaster assistance from the Federal government is in the form of loans administered by the Small Business Administration.

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NJ Residents Urged to Call 2-1-1 for Assistance
www.nj211.org

In the event of a community emergency 2-1-1 acts as a public information point for information in coordination with Emergency Management professionals. 2-1-1 responds immediately during times of crisis, to field calls regarding the crisis and to direct callers to services most appropriate for their needs.

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