How to Spend Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds

The first of three hearings this week on New Jersey's plans to spend the next $1.4 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief funds will take place in Galloway Township, Atlantic County.

Tuesday night's hearing is at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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It will be followed by similar hearings Wednesday in Newark and Thursday in Middletown.

Gov. Chris Christie's administration wants to use roughly half the money for housing programs. Of the $735 million to be spent on housing assistance programs, $450 million would go to low- or moderate-income families.

About a third of the money would go toward fixing vulnerabilities that Sandy exposed in the state's transportation, energy and water infrastructure systems. The $535 million investment includes an “energy bank” to fund resiliency projects, and a flood hazard risk reduction program.

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