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Hurricane Sandy Causing Total Destruction in Atlantic City
Help for Hurricane Sandy Victims in Atlantic County
The Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management is providing displaced Atlantic City residents or those having other housing needs caused by recent Hurricane Sandy a hot line to address storm impacted residences. The phone number for the hot line is 609-347-6865 but before calling residents are advised to have the following required information ready for verification: An ID with the address of the damaged home; a utility bill; tax bill or lease; insurance policy number.
Housing & Legal Assistance for those affected by Hurricane Sandy
Were You Displaced by Hurricane Sandy?
The Sandy Homeowner/Rental Assistance Program (SHRAP) is a temporary relief program to help those experiencing a housing crisis as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Recipients of the program will receive assistance with costs associated with:
- Maintaining temporary housing while their primary residence is repaired/rebuilt
- Maintaining a primary residence for the household to return to when repair/reconstruction is completed.
- Maintaining housing after a reduction in income
Eligible households will be provided with assistance for paying mortgage, rent, retroactive or current utility payments and the purchase of essential furnishings/appliances.
To learn more about this program and the documentation that must be provided, please see http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/shrap/
To learn more or to be considered for this program in Atlantic County, please go to or call Atlantic County building 1333 Atlantic Ave, 3rd floor, 609-345-6700 ext. 2717.
For information about the new FEMA flood maps (not yet final), and to see how they will affect your flood risk, please see
http://www.region2coastal.com/sandy/table --you can type in address and get information for your location. Please note that these maps have been revised and reduced the number high risk "Velocity" Zones, which would have required homes on pilings to guard against 3-foot waves.