floodingSuperstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to New Jersey’s housing, business, infrastructure, health, social service, and environmental sectors. Over 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.

In response to this disaster, New Jersey applied for and was granted a HUD CDBG grant to help homeowners of damaged or destroyed homes rebuild or repair their homes. The Superstorm Sandy Housing Incentive Program (SSHIP) consisted of three major programs: Homeowner Resettlement program; Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program (RREM); and Small Rental Program.

As a subcontractor to the prime contractor HGI, STR modified eGrants and launched it within 18 days of contract award. Over 50,000 applied online within the first month for the Resettlement program and over 19,000 awards totaling over $19 million were made during the first year.  Nearly 15,000 applicants submitted applications for the RREM and Small Rental programs.

For more information, call 703-460-9009.