Our Stories: Jody Stewart 

After Superstorm Sandy I found myself angry at everything. I didn’t know who to direct my anger or even how to do. I heard about the New Jersey Resource Project and the changes they were making. Being part of  a power organization such as the New Jersey Resource Project has given me a sense of Read More »

Our Stories: Lisa Cubeiro

I’m college educated, and had a really good job making $65k a year. I worked seven days a week, and was the primary breadwinner for the first seven years of my marriage. We planned to have children. One day, on the job, I slipped on gravel over a metal plate in the street, which broke Read More »

Our Stories: Layla Polk

I’m a mother of two, and a student at Stockton. I was doing well until a year ago when I lost my job while pregnant, then lost my apartment. Things went downhill from there. I didn’t have a car, or money for a car. I signed up for TANF, which was temporary. I was trying Read More »

Our Stories: Joe Karcz

Our Stories: Joe Karcz In 2002, I got divorced, bought a little bungalow, and renovated it—everything down to the studs—while I was in between knee surgeries. I completed all the rooms except for the bathroom, and then Superstorm Sandy hit. My home was severely damaged. I never thought it would take over 65 months to Read More »

In the Press: Rising Seas

COALITION OF GROUPS BUILDS CONSENSUS ON OFFSHORE WIND IN NEW JERSEY, Energy Foundation, 12/3/2019  “Coalition of Diverse Leaders Applauds Governor Murphy’s Bold Offshore Wind Announcement” New Jersey League of Conservation Workers, 11/19/19 The Fate of My Grandmother’s Home: Facing Sea Level Rise in New Jersey AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR, Guest Commentary UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, 6/20/18 “I Read More »

In the Press: Safety Net

  “Gov. Murphy’s Budget Includes Trio of New Health-Related Taxes” by Lilo H. Stainton, NJ Spotlight 2/26/20   “NJRP to Launch ‘Fighting for Solutions: Ending Overdose Crisis’ Public Campaign Tour This Spring” by Victoria Ford, Sandpaper 2/12/20   “Burlington County Gets $134K Grant For Resource Recovery Center” by Anthony Bellano, Patch 2/5/2020   “Public Invited Read More »

In the Press: Sandy Five Years Later

“Struggling Sandy Homeowners and Advocates Welcome Clawback Legislation” by Anthony Campisi, Fair Share Housing, 1/10/2018 Governing Disaster in Urban Environments: Climate Change Preparation and Adaption after Hurricane Sandy by Julia Nevárez, 4/2/2018 “5 years after Sandy, NJ not ready for next big one” by Inquirer Editorial Board,  The Inquirer-Philly.com, 10/31/2017 “Hurricane Sandy continues to haunt N.J. Read More »

The Long Road Home

THE LONG ROAD HOME UNDERSTANDING SANDY RECOVERY AND LESSONS FOR FUTURE STORMS FIVE YEARS LATER New Jersey Resource Project partnered with Rutgers researchers and Stockton University’s service learning program to examine the long term health and economic impacts of Superstorm Sandy and asked survivors if they believe we are ready for future storms. The experiences Read More »