Is rebuilding progress on your Superstorm-damaged home ensnarled in red tape, flood insurance problems, or contractor hassles? Get expert legal help, free of charge, in upcoming workshops coordinated by the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG).

Superstorm legal workshop (Ocean Co. Long Term Recovery Group)
Superstorm legal workshop (Ocean Co. Long Term Recovery Group)

Members of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) provide the guidance during sessions in Toms River, Little Egg Harbor, Middletown and Atlantic City, coordinated in collaboration with OCLTRG and the Community Health Law Project.

The attorneys can address problems encountered in New Jersey's Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program, and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and outline your legal options regarding contractors.

"We hear from people, each and every day, who do not know how to move forward, either because of RREM or NFIP issues, and most certainly because of disputes or outright fraud with contractors," said Sue Marticek, OCLTRG Executive Director.

"So my partners Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and Community Health Law Project and I are hoping to give some hope to our neighbors who are still struggling to get home."

All sessions are scheduled for two hours apiece and begin at 6 PM. The first takes place Wednesday, August 17, at the Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River. Rounding out the schedule are:

  • Monday, August 22, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City
  • Wednesday, August 31, Little Egg Harbor Community Center, Calabreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor
  • Wednesday, September 7, Middletown Public LIbrary, New Monmouth Road, Middletown.

To register for a workshop or to learn more, visit the OCLTRG or VLJ web pages, or call 732-569-3484..

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