NJBA to Host Financing the Sandy Rebuild Seminar
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NJBA to Host Financing the Sandy Rebuild Seminar

Keynote Speaker: DCA Commissioner Richard Constable III
Jumping Brook County Club – June 18, 2013

Hamilton, NJ – June 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA), the voice of New Jersey’s building industry, is pleased to announce that it is hosting a seminar entitled “Financing the Sandy Rebuild” on Tuesday, June 18 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, NJ. Registration is at 9:00 AM with the seminar beginning at 9:30 AM.

The keynote speaker will be Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard Constable, III who will discuss the State financial assistance programs funded under the Sandy Relief Plan. Two federally funded programs included in the plan – the $600 million Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and $180 million Resettlement Program will be discussed. Information on how to become a DCA Qualify Contractor will also be provided.

“DCA is now accepting applications from homeowners for the $150,000 grants available under the RREM Program to repair, elevate or rebuild primary residences in the communities affected by Superstorm Sandy,” states Robert J. Fallone, President of NJBA. “They are also taking applications from contractors who are interested in being qualified to work on the projects funded by RREM. Our goal in having this seminar is to advise the public on what they need to do to participate in RREM and the Resettlement Program.”

In addition, a panel of leading finance and tax experts will present information on public and private financing options, as well as the tax issues surrounding repairing, elevating and rebuilding projects.. Panel participants will include:

Michael J. Gross, Esq., Shareholder with Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, PC – Moderator
William C. McNamara, Shareholder with Cowan, Gunteski & Co., PA
Brain T. Lovett, CPA, JD, Sr. Tax Manager with Withum, Smith Brown, PC
Gregory Scharpf, Sr. Vice President and Chief Retail Officer with Amboy Bank
James Ragan, Renovation Sales Manager with Prospect Mortgage, LLC
Kelly Ann Zuccarelli, Union Plus Program Manager with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

The cost for NJBA members to attend the seminar is $35 and non-members $55. A continental breakfast will be served.

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About the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA)
The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) is the leading trade association for the construction industry. Members include residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, consultants and other professionals. NJBA serves as a resource for its members through continuing education and advocacy. NJBA and its members strive for a more vibrant, greener, and affordable housing market in New Jersey. Additional information is available at www.njba.org.

Note to the Media: Please plan to join us for this insightful seminar. Contact Eileen Monesson to register.

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