Complaint: NJ Denies Access To Sandy Aid To Spanish-Speaking Residents

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by Colleen O’Dea / NJ Spotlight

0100A grassroots Latino advocacy organization on Tuesday filed an official complaint accusing the Christie administration of not giving Spanish-speaking residents equal access to information and federal dollars when it comes to Sandy aid.

Citing U.S. Housing and Urban Development regulations governing $1.8 billion in Sandy relief money, the New Jersey-based Latino Action Network filed a complaint with state Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable charging that the state is not complying with its obligation to ensure “that recovery programs be equally accessible to persons who have limited English proficiency as to English proficient applicants.”

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