On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released federal funds to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) under the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program to undertake two projects known as the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the Landlord Rental Repair Program to assist homeowners and owners of small rental properties in achieving safe and compliant housing that meets minimum property standards through reconstruction, rehabilitation, elevation and mitigation within the nine most impacted counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union).

HUD granted the release of funds for these programs upon DCA’s formal Finding of No Significant Impact on the human environment as documented in tier 1 of a two-tiered Environmental Assessment dated May 21, 2013. DCA has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, PO Box 800, Trenton, NJ 08625-0800. The record is available for review and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. or may be viewed by clicking on the web link below. Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on these projects may submit written comments to Stacy Bonnaffons, Assistant Commissioner, Sandy Recovery, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, PO Box 800, Trenton, NJ 08625-0800. Comments can also be emailed to sandy.recovery@dca.state.nj.us. All comments received by October 5, 2013 will be considered by DCA.

Public Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact for RREM Program and Landlord Rental Repair Program [pdf 79kB]

Re-evaluation of Environmental Assessment and Other Environmental Findings [pdf 1.02mB]