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Gusciora to Unveil Legislation Establishing Protections for Superstorm Sandy Victims Forced to Repay Rebuilding Funds

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora will hold a press conference Thursday morning to unveil new legislation establishing protections for struggling Superstorm Sandy victims who are forced to repay rebuilding funds that were already disbursed to them, an issue that came to light during a fall legislative hearing Gusciora held on the anniversary of the historic storm.

Gusciora will be joined by a number of Sandy victims who have had their funding “clawed back,” as well as Amanda Devecka-Rinear from the New Jersey Organizing Project – a regional network of volunteers formed on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to help victims combat the state’s well-documented failure to administer a majority of the $1.1 billion in federal HUD rebuilding funds – and Jessica Limbacher with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, which represents Sandy survivors pro bono.

The press conference will take place on Thursday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. in committee room 15 on the fourth floor of the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.