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Another Obama Rebuke?

Feds Turn Christie Administration Down On Waiver Of Sandy Relief Rules

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com

Christie and Obama for SandyThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has turned down a request from the Christie Administration that the rule requiring that reconstruction work on homes damaged by SuperStorm Sandy stop upon the homeowner applying for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) aid, according to an Associated Press report posted on NJ.com and other outlets.

HUD rules require that the plans for all work on properties receiving RREM grants be evaluated and approved by the government.  Work done without the RREM approval is not eligible for reimbursement under the program, even if the work complies with all requirements.  This process has created a major logjam is funds being awarded and homes being rebuilt.

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One comment on “Another Obama Rebuke?

  1. […] and, frankly, few other choices; the Obama Administration’s transparently-partisan decision to turn down Sandy waiver requests, stymieing displaced residents’ rebuilding efforts, clearly flies in the face of the […]

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