I’m a second home owner for a number of years. My house sustained (definition by city) substantial damage. Brigantine will not approve any permits needed to repair house til it’s lifted to city’s recommend base flood elevation of 13.3 feet. (4 foot lift)
The house won’t lift… without encountering significant damage caused by lift. We see only alternative – have house demolished and rebuilt.
The problems – insurance money isn’t enough to cover rebuild, federal money that state received only helps primary residents, I’m not eligible for SBA loan because I’m not permanent resident. I can’t get loan on house because of condition.
Is there any help out there…or do I just have to walk away? Can’t believe there isn’t an agency to help me with this.
Any thoughts or suggestions as to where or what I need to do to get help…. would be most appreciated.