About the RREM Program
$600 million in federal funds has been allocated to help eligible primary Homeowners repair or rebuild their Superstorm Sandy impacted homes. The Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program will assist you in Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) so that you can do the necessary work on your home to make it livable and to comply with requirements for structures located in flood plains. RREM provides grants to eligible Homeowners up to $150,000. The RREM program is intended to “fill the gap” between the cost of repairs and other funds the owner has received to repair the structure.
The calculation of RREM assistance takes into consideration the cost of repairs and amounts the owner has received for home repairs from other sources such as insurance, FEMA, SBA, and non-profits.
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has contracted with a RREM Program Manager to assist Homeowners throughout the construction process. The RREM Program Manager will work with you to develop specifications for the work to be completed, obtain bids from a builder, assign a builder to each Homeowner, inspect the construction while it is in progress, and approve payments to the builder.