Update: Lodging Expense Reimbursement
New Jersey residents in Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren counties who incurred expenses for short-term lodging because of Hurricane Ida may be eligible for reimbursement from FEMA.
FEMA may be able to provide reimbursement to eligible disaster survivors for out-of-pocket lodging expenses that are not covered by insurance benefits such as additional living expenses or loss of use. To be considered for LER your pre-disaster primary residence must be unlivable, inaccessible or affected by an extended disaster-caused utility outage.
Read more about the program and how to apply here.
More Ida Resources
The Governor's office has shared links resources for those still dealing with the effects of Tropical Storm Ida.
If you are still struggling with issues related to Tropical Storm Ida, we encourage you look into and take advantage of any assistance available:
FEMA Site for New Jersey:
New Jersey | FEMA.gov
FEMA Phone number:
1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week.
Email Address for FEMA Questions:
FEMA Hurricane Ida Information:
Hurricane Ida | FEMA.gov
New Jersey IDA resources:
Tropical Storm Ida Resources (nj.gov)
US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance:
Disaster assistance (sba.gov)
Information about SBA IDA Assistance:
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of New York Affected by Remnants of Hurricane Ida
SBA Disaster Loan Help Line:
New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Information for IDA Claims:
NJDOBI | NJDOBI Offers Guidance on Filing Homeowners, Auto Insurance Claims to NJ Residents Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida (state.nj.us)
New Jersey Economic Development Authority IDA and Henri Relief:
Ida and Henri Relief - NJEDA
Information on Disaster SNAP (food) Benefits:
NJ SNAP | Using Your Benefits
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection IDA Assistance (including stream cleaning):
NJDEP | Responding to Tropical Storm Ida
211 IDA Assistance:
NJ 211 or call 211
Red Cross Information:
Hurricane Ida Assistance | Red Cross
Mental Health Hotline: