Deadline for FEMA assistance extended for N.J. homeowners and renters who suffered damage because of Hurricane Ida

The deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters to apply for FEMA assistance for damage and losses from the remnants of Hurricane Ida has been extended to Dec. 6.

The extension provides more time for residents living in the following counties to apply for assistance: Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren.

Federal disaster assistance can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Register for disaster assistance with FEMA online at, by using the FEMA app or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).

Low-interest disaster loans available for small businesses

The Small Business Administration helps businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. To apply for a low-interest disaster loan, complete an online application at To reach an SBA Customer Service Representative directly call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339).