In the wake of recent news reports of FEMA contractors intentionally short-changing Superstorm Sandy victims on their claims, and making sure that claim reviews produced artificially low numbers, Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) called for the swift passage of her legislation, “The Superstorm Sandy Homeowners Protection Act.”
“The FEMA claims process has not been easy to navigate nor has it produced fair outcomes for the many homeowners and residents in my district that were directly impacted by Superstorm Sandy. I have written to members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation on this very issue and I am pleased that Congressman MacArthur has called for a congressional hearing on reports of possible fraud in the claims review process,” said Beck.
“There are still 5,000 homeowners in New Jersey that are currently in the process of rebuilding through the RREM program and these homeowners still face challenges dealing with all aspects of their rebuild. We cannot forget about these residents who are struggling while navigating the endless red tape. To that end, we must make sure that consumer protections are in place during the rebuilding process and the passage of my Sandy Homeowners Protection Act is the first step. This act puts in safeguards to ensure that homeowners are treated fairly in the rebuilding process while providing recourse for homeowners who are victims of contractor fraud while enrolled in the RREM program,” Beck concluded.