Hurricane Resource Center to Open in Hoboken
The center will be located at 251 First St.
For those residents still struggling with Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, the city is opening up a Hurricane Resource Center on First Street.
The center — which will be located in a store front at 251 First St. — will be open from Monday through Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., the city announced on Friday.
“The process to rebuild continues, and we are here to help those who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said. “Most importantly, we need to hear from those who still need help, and we want them to know that resources are available.”
The center will offer weekly workshops and one-on-one sessions.
The center has private rooms so that those seeking assistance can feel comfortable sharing information in a more private setting, if necessary. Additionally, the HRC will serve as a location for volunteers to sign up, be trained, and paired with those in need of certain skill sets.
Next week, a non-profit organization that specializes in home repair fraud prevention will visit. The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud will be available to answer questions and offer advice about the rebuilding process.
There will also be people present who can assist those still seeking federal assistance. (This can be done in private rooms).