TRENTON, N.J. — Due to registration for federal disaster assistance being extended until Monday, April 1, six disaster recovery centers previously announced as closing will remain open in New Jersey.
Federal Emergency Management Agency staff are available at nine centers to provide clarification to letters, assist survivors with finding a temporary home if their primary residence was damaged or destroyed, check on the status of their application for assistance or refer survivors to other agencies that may provide additional help. Survivors also can consult with Small Business Administration customer service representatives and FEMA mitigation specialists.
Center hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. They are located at the following locations:
Hamilton Mall 4403 Blackhorse Pike Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Cape May County
Ocean City Community Center 1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226
Hudson County Government Building 830 Bergen Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306
Union Beach Municipal Building 650 Poole Ave. Union Beach, NJ 07735
Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center 945 Highway 36 Leonardo, NJ 07737
Brick Township Civic Center 270 Chambers Bridge Road Brick, NJ 08723
Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C 953 Fischer Blvd. Toms River, NJ 08753
Ocean County Southern Resource Center 179 S. Main St. Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Little Egg Harbor Senior Center 641 Radio Road Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Survivors also can visit SBA disaster loans outreach and business recovery centers to speak to SBA customer service representatives. Individuals can apply for SBA disaster home loans up to $200,000 to repair their homes and an additional $40,000 to help pay for things like furniture, clothes and vehicles that were damaged and not covered by insurance. Businesses and non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million.
Survivors must complete and return their disaster loan applications by April 1.
SBA center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday unless otherwise indicated. They are located at the following locations:
Union Avenue School/Margate City Hall 9001 Winchester Ave. Margate City, NJ 08402 *hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Cape May County
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce 13 Crest Haven Road Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210 *hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Rutgers University 25 James St. Newark, NJ 07102
New Jersey City University 285 West Side Avenue Suites 193 Jersey City, NJ 07305
Sayreville Senior Center 423 Main St. Sayreville, NJ 08872 *hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Long Branch Fire Station No. 4 199-205 Union Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740 *hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Belmar Municipal Building 601 Main St. Belmar, NJ 07719 *hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Brookdale Community College Bankier Library 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738
Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce West Bay Ave. Manahawkin, NJ 08050 *hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Small Business Development Center 131 Ellison St. Paterson, NJ 07505
Business One-Stop Service--The Incubator 320 Park Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060
Help and information from FEMA are always available online or by phone. Survivors can check on the status of their disaster assistance applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, by using a smartphone or tablet at m.FEMA.gov, or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. They also can call those numbers to inquire about rental recertification.
Survivors can ask questions about their SBA disaster home or business loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors who have questions about flood insurance claims and the appeals process can call 888-379-9531.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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