Hurricane Ida Resources

Published Sep 15, 2021

Hurricane Ida Hits the Garden State

Tropical Storm Ida left a path of destruction most of the state had not seen since Superstorm Sandy. On Sept. 1, this deadly storm spawned multiple tornados and catastrophic flooding throughout New Jersey.


New Jersey Realtors® Disaster Response Team conducted safety calls to all our local boards to check on their welfare and if there were any immediate needs. The local boards also assess the damage in their areas and report back so we can have a preliminary idea of the scope of the storm. Due to the widespread damage witnessed, New Jersey Realtors® submitted an Application for Disaster Relief Assistance to the Realtors® Relief Foundation as well as a Voluntary Cooperative Program Agreement. New Jersey Realtors® will now be able to assist qualified applicants with financial help for monthly mortgages expenses or rental costs.


The disaster relief assistance application for Tropical Storm Ida is now available. Click here to apply

  • Assistance is available to members and the public. In order to provide for a reasonable and equitable distribution of funds, assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Assistance is available to qualified applicants towards one of the following: 1) Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by Tropical Storm Ida or 2) Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from Tropical Storm Ida.
  • Assistance is limited to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant household.
  • The deadline to apply is October 31, 2021.


If you have any questions about the application process please email Teresa Tilton, Director of Professional Services, or Valerie Callan, Professional Services and Membership Outreach Coordinator.


If you or someone you know was impacted by the storm, here is a list of resources, relief, and grants available.


  1. Tax relief for Hurricane Ida victims is available through the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The IRS has extended deadlines—click here for details.
  2. NJ 211 is devoted to relaying recovery efforts—click here for short-term resources and county/town assistance.
  3. Gov. Murphy has secured federal funding for those impacted by the storm in Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties. Click here for Storm Ida information and resources available from the State of New Jersey.
  4. Business.NJ.Gov has resources and grants available to small business owners impacted by the storm. Click here to learn more.
  5. Click here for the FEMA duplication of benefits fact sheet. Click here for the fact sheet in Spanish.
  6. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has a free, online searchable database of affordable rental and for-sale housing and housing with accessibility features. Click here for the New Jersey Housing Resource Center.
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  8. The U.S. Small Business Administration provides low-interest loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from disasters click here to learn more.
  9. FEMA NJ Contact then by telephone 1-800-621-3362 or email
  10. Click here for FEMA information about Hurricane Ida
  11. NJDOBI Offers Guidance on Filing Homeowners, Auto Insurance Claims to NJ Residents Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida
  12. Click here for information on Disaster SNAP (food) Benefits
  13. NJDEP | Responding to Tropical Storm Ida
  14. Hurricane Ida Assistance from the Red Cross
  15. Mental Health Hotline 1-877-294-4357
  16. Information from FEMA regarding insurance documents. Click here for the Spanish version.