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Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard on October 29-30, 2012, and devastated many communities in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and beyond.

  • Residents and businesses affected by the hurricane can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
  • You can also find organizations in your state that can provide free legal help to you, if you are eligible, by visiting http://www.LawHelp.org. NJ residents can call 1-888-541-1900.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.
legal resources
  • FEMA Housing Portal | A searchable nationwide database that lists properties that may be obtained by people displaced by disasters. This can be used to find properties that can be rented under the DHAP program(s).
  • Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Sandy | A longer term disaster housing assistance program for survivors of Hurricane Sandy. This program is administered by HUD, but is for eligible survivors who are approved to receive benefits under the IHP program from FEMA.
  • The Foundation Center's RSS Feed of Hurricane Sandy Grants | This RSS feed tracks philanthropy's response to the devastating impact Hurricane Sandy had in late October, 2012, displaying constantly updated data reported by companies, nonprofit organizations, and grantmakers.
OTHER resources
  • FEMA Housing Portal | A searchable nationwide database that lists properties that may be obtained by people displaced by disasters. This can be used to find properties that can be rented under the DHAP program(s).
  • Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Sandy | A longer term disaster housing assistance program for survivors of Hurricane Sandy. This program is administered by HUD, but is for eligible survivors who are approved to receive benefits under the IHP program from FEMA.
  • The Foundation Center's RSS Feed of Hurricane Sandy Grants | This RSS feed tracks philanthropy's response to the devastating impact Hurricane Sandy had in late October, 2012, displaying constantly updated data reported by companies, nonprofit organizations, and grantmakers.