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Half of Your RREM Grant Is Available Now! PDF Print E-mail

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently approved a major change in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program. This change allows you to receive an advance payment of 50 percent of your RREM grant once you sign your grant agreement (this is for Pathway B applicants who are hiring their own contractor). In order to receive this advance, all you have to do is certify that you have engaged a general contractor or design professional under contract. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) then verifies that the contractor you retained is licensed in New Jersey and not debarred from work. A check for 50 percent of your RREM grant (minus your reimbursement) will then be sent to you to pay your contractor. This advance will considerably speed your repair and reconstruction work so you can get back in your home faster.

Once your contractor invoices or provides receipts for eligible costs that exceed this initial 50 percent advance, you may submit up to two additional payment requests for the remaining balance of your RREM grant.

For more information, please contact your Housing Advisor or call the housing recovery hotline at 1-855-SANDYHM

 

 

 

 

 
Township Council of the Township of Tomsriver Public Notice of Special Budget Meeting PDF Print E-mail

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Free Rabies Clinic Huge Success at New Township Animal Shelter PDF Print E-mail

 

(Toms River) On Saturday, March 15th, the Toms River Animal Shelter hosted its annual rabies vaccine clinic, for the first time at our new facility, located at 235 Oak Avenue. The rabies clinic was held in prior years inside the Public Works Garage.

It was a spectacular success thanks to our great staff and volunteers. They administered over 100 rabies vaccines to our community’s dogs and cats.

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Spring Brush and Leaf Collection Schedules PDF Print E-mail

Spring Brush Schedule:

 

Beginning the week of April 7, 2014, the Township will institute curbside pickup of shrub, tree trimmings & branches to be chipped and available to Township residents.  Branches must be less than 4” in diameter; all material must be in lengths of 4’ or less and weigh less than 50 lbs.  DO NOT BAG BRUSH, TWIGS OR BRANCHES.  Put material to be picked up at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on April 7th.  Brush collection trucks will go through your neighborhood once during the collection period.  Collections will end on April 17th. Please call 732-255-1000 ext. 8108 if you need more details.

 

 

Spring Leaf Collection Schedule:

 

Spring leaf collection will start the week of April 21st for Monday recycling collection areas, April 28th for Tuesday recycling collection areas, May 5th for Wednesday recycling collection areas and May 12th for Thursday recycling collection areas.  Please put bagged leaves to curb by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of your collection week. Leaf collection trucks will go through your neighborhood once during the one week collection period.  Please call 732-255-1000 ext. 8108 if you need more details.

 
Sandy Strategic Recovery Plan Public Workshops PDF Print E-mail

Public is Invited to be a Part of the Recovery

 

Toms River Residents: Your help is needed to assist us in improving your Sandy-impacted neighborhood and to help us prepare for future storms. This study could lead to grant award money for the town and your input would be helpful in identifying potential grants that we can apply for.

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Christie Administration Announces Significant Change To Housing Recovery Program-- Will Help Sandy-Impacted Homeowners Quickly Pay for Immediate Construction Costs PDF Print E-mail

 

Trenton, NJ – In an important development that will help thousands of New Jersey residents get back in their homes faster, the Christie Administration today announced a significant change to the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program. The move allows Sandy-impacted homeowners in the RREM Program who are using their own contractor to get grant funding quicker for initial construction costs. It eliminates the requirement that previously forced homeowners to provide proof of construction costs before submitting payment requests.

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Sandy Housing Recovery Center Workshop- All Nine Centers Open on Saturday, March 15, to Answer RREM Grant Awardees’ Questions PDF Print E-mail

 

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will host a Housing Recovery Center Workshop on Saturday, March 15, 2014, to provide personal assistance for applicants approved for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program grant awards.

Housing Advisors will staff each of the nine Housing Recovery Centers located in the nine most Sandy-impacted counties from 12 noon to 5 p.m. to assist RREM grant awardees with program questions and to provide additional assistance navigating the RREM Program’s process.

Read more... [Sandy Housing Recovery Center Workshop- All Nine Centers Open on Saturday, March 15, to Answer RREM Grant Awardees’ Questions]
 
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