New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Contractor Alleging Fraud in Connection...
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor doing business along New Jersey’s coast used deceptive practices to obtain more than $1.3 million in federal relief funds from 23 homeowners who sought to have their damaged homes rebuilt, elevated and/or repaired after Superstorm Sandy.
When Ramesh Nuthi was looking for a permanent location for his manufacturing business in 2015, he turned to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) for support. With just over $645,000 in EDA direct loan funds in hand, Nuthi was able to establish Flame Cut Steel’s new home in an 18,291-square-foot facility in Irvington and purchase new machinery to help expand the company’s services
The former executive director of the Ocean City, New Jersey, Housing Authority (OCHA) was sentenced today to three years of probation for embezzling federal funds received by authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced
Congressman Tom Reed announced that the Geneva Housing Authority has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant is funded through HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program to support local housing authorities as they address safety and security issues
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $250,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GENEVA HOUSING AUTHORITY IN THE FINGER...
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announce $250,000 in federal funding for the Geneva Housing Authority in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Emergency and Security Program. This funding will allow the Geneva Housing Authority to purchase a security camera system, security alarms, and lighting for the Elmcrest and Courtyard Apartments, to improve security and monitoring
Governor Christie Announces New Job-Creating Rental, Homeownership Opportunities for Thousands of People
Enhancing a commitment to job-creating housing opportunities for special needs populations, senior citizens and low-income families, Governor Chris Christie and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Charles Richman announced the new construction and rehabilitation of over 4,450 rental units across New Jersey that will generate more than $1 billion in development investments and create 9,500 construction-related jobs.
After several brief delays, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its long-awaited revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (pFIRMs) for Morris County. Municipal and County officials should receive paper versions of the maps in the next several days via mail.Morris County government seal
In 2010, the Mercer County Board of Taxation ordered Trenton municipal government to conduct a citywide revaluation of more than 30,000 residential and commercial properties in the city. The last revaluation was in 1992. We selected New Jersey-based Appraisal Systems, which has done this work in numerous other municipalities in the state, to undertake the comprehensive analysis.
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to fulfill his past promises to invest heavily in our nation’s infrastructure. The President has often called for over $1 trillion in investments in our infrastructure, yet no steps have been taken to make this commitment a reality. President Trump has instead taken steps to cut necessary projects and repairs that provide this country – and New Jersey, specifically – with clean water, effective transportation, and job opportunities
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (N.J.-06) today announced the introduction of legislation to protect our beaches by setting national coastal water quality standards, and providing federal funding to states to test water quality and notify the public when conditions are unsafe. The announcement was made at the Sea Bright Public Beach.
Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH), members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act. This bipartisan bill creates a new transitional payment structure for providers of home infusion services before policies signed into law in the 21st Century Cures Act take effect in 2021.
Crawford, Marion, Seneca, Wyandot Health Departments Receive Funding from Ohio EPA; Help Homeowners with...
Ohio EPA is helping eligible homeowners in Crawford, Marion, Seneca and Wyandot counties repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with principal forgiveness loans to their county health departments.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) co-authored a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson with 28 U.S. senators, urging him to reinstate resources that protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. These resources, designed to help housing providers comply with HUD’s nondiscrimination rules, were removed from HUD’s website in recent months.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to release its long-awaited revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (pFIRMs) for Morris County on July 28. Once finalized and adopted, these new maps will be used to review development plans countywide. They will be key to determining if flood insurance is required and the rates that property owners will pay to the National Flood Insurance Program
Nearly five years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and forever changed its landscape. Ocean County — my home — was the epicenter of the storm, and half of all New Jersey Sandy flood claims happened here. An estimated 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, resulting in over $30 billion in losses.
Christie Administration Marks Grand Opening of Jersey City Senior Apartments Built With Sandy Recovery...
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta today joined the Jersey City Housing Authority, representatives of the Michaels Development Company, and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of the Catherine Todd Senior Living Center, a senior housing project financed with the help of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds.
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $160,000 Settlement with Georgia Financing Company to...
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that a Georgia financing company will change its business practices, make a $100,000 payment, and provide an additional $60,000 to consumers, to settle the Division’s investigation into point-of-sale home improvement loans the company arranged for New Jersey consumers.
Frelinghuysen’s Appropriations Committee Approves FY18 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation
The House Appropriations Committee today unanimously approved the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. The legislation begins to rebuild the military by providing funding to house, train, and equip military personnel, for housing and services to military families, and to help maintain base infrastructure. The bill also funds veterans’ benefits and health care programs. Notably, the bill provides over $157 million to upgrade facilities at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
Reps. Payne, Sires Introduce Legislation to Improve Transparency, Quality of Experience for Airline Consumers
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), both members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, introduced legislation that will create a more transparent and higher-quality experience for airline consumers by requiring air carriers to disclose the actual wheels-off and wheels-on time for certain domestic passenger flight segments.
Citing a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Richard J. Badolato today reminded homeowners and renters to set up or review their home inventory to ensure that they are prepared in case a covered loss occurs. According to the NAIC survey, less than half of homeowners have a home inventory. Of those who do, more than 40 percent have not updated it in more than a year