Funds Available for Seniors and Disabled People With Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that funds are available for seniors and disabled people whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Eligible households can receive up to $5,000, if the homes still have damage from the hurricane. The home repair program can help with: 1) replacing interior wall boards; 2) remediating mold; 3) restoring heating and cooling systems; 4) fixing electrical systems; 5) patching roofs; 6) cutting or removing trees; 7) disposing of debris; and 8) refurbishing major home appliances.

In order to qualify for financial assistance, the applicants must meet the grant requirements, and the proposed expense must be a direct result of the hurricane. Help is available from the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF). Please call the BEOF at 201-437-7222, and ask for either Jon Kiniery at extension 14, or Donna Cullen at extension 23. Mr. Kiniery’s e-mail address is jkiniery@beof.org. Ms Cullen’s e-mail address is dcullen@beof.org. Applications will be accepted at the BEOF Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The BEOF is located at 555 Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne.

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