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Superstorm 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 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.  Please also refer to our Atlantic City Guide Essential Services, 

The Christie Administration announced January 5, 2015,  the launch of the LMI Homeowners Rebuilding Program and the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program, two affordable housing recovery efforts to assist low- to moderate-income (LMI) families impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  Homeowners must qualify as low- to moderate-income based on their household adjusted gross annual income at the time they submit an application. For more information, including the chart providing the income limits that apply to the program, visit,  Or call the ReNewJerseyStronger Hot Line 1-855-3946, M-F, 9:00AM-6:00PM.  Please click on the following link to apply:

The Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program, also announced January 5,  provides short-term, temporary tenant-based rental assistance in the form of a voucher to assist eligible low- and moderate-income households with rent in the nine counties (including Atlantic County) most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The tenant-based rental assistance is for 12 months with an option to renew for up to an additional 12 months. Tenants must qualify as low- to moderate-income, which means their household gross income must be at or below 80 % of the Area Median Income for their county. The income limits are established by household size and are revised annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For more information, including the chart providing the income limits that apply to the program, visit:  Or Call the ReNewJerseyStronger Hot Line 1-855-726-3946, M-F 9:00AM-6:00PM.  TO APPLY, please click on the following link:  PLEASE NOTE:  This electronic intake form will be accepted from January 5, 2015 until midnight on February 6, 2015. No paper intake forms will be accepted, and only one form may be submitted.  All completed intake forms electronically submitted on time will be entered into a database. A lottery system will be used to randomly select approximately 1,400 households.


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