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Hurricane Sandy relief for NJ homeowners

New Jersey property owners who were denied relief money after Hurricane Sandy are getting a second chance at some financial help.

Officials say those turned down for government money through a reconstruction program can make a new request.

The announcement came one day after a report documented that many New Jersey homeowners hit hard by the storm were wrongly told they would get no aid.
    More than three-thousand applicants were told they were not eligible.
   
But most homeowners who appealed that decision were told they were able to get help.
    The report shows a majority of applicants who were denied funds were minority homeowners.
   
A state program offers up to 150-thousand dollars to rebuild and elevate homes damaged or destroyed by the October 2012 storm.