Disaster Legal Response Program

This program assists victims of Superstorm Sandy with legal issues stemming from the storm; common issues include insurance matters, contractor disputes, FEMA recoupment, grant appeals, and Blue Acres real estate closings.  

This assistance is provided through free informational seminars provided by VLJ and other organizations throughout New Jersey.  Please check VLJ’s home page for any upcoming events.


VLJ, the New Jersey Organizing Project (NJOP), and researchers from Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations have developed a survey with the goal of assessing the barriers to recovery that Sandy victims still face. Information collected from this survey is critical to address these issues and fight for solutions. Please help us by sharing your experience. The survey takes less than 10 minutes and no personal information will be shared. To take the survey, please go to: http://newjerseyop.org/sandy-truth-project.html.

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Informational Seminars

This video covers the foreclosure process, the costs and benefits of bankruptcy, and other approaches to financial empowerment for Sandy victims.

In this presentation, an attorney provides information for storm victims who are having issues with home improvement contractors.

This seminar covers everything you need to know before filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy