The American Red Cross Move in Assistance Program (MIAP) is designed to provide eligible, Sandy-impacted renters and homeowners with funds to assist with moving into or out of a temporary residence, replacing furniture and appliances lost to Sandy, as well as other related items such as temporary storage.
In order to be eligible for the Move In Assistance Program, clients must meet at least one of the following criteria:
A. Applicant resided in a Transitional Sheltering Assistance hotel between December 17, 2012 and May of 2013.
B. Applicant was the recipient of a FEMA max grant award.
C. Applicant resided or resides in a Temporary Housing Unit (THU) or Manufactured Housing Unit (MHU) as a result of Sandy.
D. Applicant was/is ineligible for FEMA assistance (note, those who applied and were denied claims are considered eligible).
In addition, the applicant must also meet the following criteria:
1. The applicant’s primary home was destroyed (made uninhabitable) as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
2. The applicant has a demonstrate financial need that prevents him or her from establishing a long-term, sustainable living situation.
3. Applicant has not received other funds from any organization (governmental or non-governmental) that address the same financial need.
4. Red Cross move-in assistance, when combined with all other resources, will allow the applicant to move into long-term housing that is financially sustainable for the client.
Please click on the links below to download the appropriate forms and paperwork required by the Move In Assistance Program.
If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to apply for the MIAP program, please contact the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group or the Family Success Center of Commercial Township.