The federal government has issued more than $175 million in recovery funds to help New Jersey residents who suffered financial losses due to flooding from Tropical Storm Ida. But for undocumented residents, financial relief can be out of reach.
New York is dedicating $27 million to help undocumented Ida survivors there, but New Jersey has no such program. “It is true you need a Social Security number in order to get through that process and we’re trying to work to get as creative as we can to make sure anybody who was impacted by this gets the help they rightfully deserve,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.
In the meantime, Make the Road New Jersey and other organizations are working to create their own benefit fund after receiving dozens of calls for help.