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HUD to Collaborate with The Netherlands on Disaster Prevention
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has signed an agreement with The Netherlands to cooperate on issues related to disaster mitigation, sustainable and integrated planning, and water management infrastructure.
posted 3/8/13 10:44 AM read complete story
FEMA Extends Disaster Assistance Deadline for New York Counties
Individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York have an extra 30 days to register for federal disaster assistance from The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other state, federal, and voluntary organizations that serve as partners.
posted 2/27/13 07:40 AM read complete story
CDBG Money Approved For Sandy Housing
The measure, HR 152 (PL 113-2), targets housing, infrastructure, and small business needs in the areas devastated by the storm in late October.
posted 2/7/13 6:49 PM read complete story
Extended Foreclosure Relief Headed to Storm Victims
Homeowners whose properties were damaged or destroyed due to Hurricane Sandy will get extended protections against foreclosure according to officials from The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.
posted 2/5/13 4:48 PM read complete story
Disaster Resilience Focus of Report, Conference
The report calls for development of a national database of disaster-related information, including a national scorecard which documents injuries, loss of life, property loss, and impact on economic activity.
posted 12/3/12 2:30 PM read complete story
HUD Speeds Transfer of CDBG, HOME Funds for Disaster Aid
HUD is talking with Louisiana and Mississippi development officials and entitlement communities about how it can speed reallocation of CDBG and HOME funds to help repair and replace housing in 69 parishes suffering damage from Hurricane Isaac. President Obama's recent disaster declaration gives par...
posted 9/5/12 8:14 PM read complete story
Colorado Using CDBG, HOME Funds to Rebuild After Fires
Colorado officials can reallocate CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Program dollars to help El Paso and Larimer counties because President Barack Obama on June 29 declared those jurisdictions disaster areas due to massive wildfires. HUD officials are in contact with state Department of Local A...
posted 7/3/12 12:57 PM read complete story
Vermont Gets Increase in Disaster Recovery Funds
The White House approves a 15% increase in disaster recovery dollars for Vermont, which could mean as much as $30 million in additional funding for a state struggling to recover from Tropical Storm Irene. The move follows requests for increased funding from Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and the sta...
posted 5/17/12 12:24 PM read complete story
(LOCAL) HUD Threatens TX City with Loss of Federal Housing Subsidies
(CD Publications) HUD is threatening Galveston, TX with the loss of its federal housing subsidies if it does not replace all public housing units lost during Hurricane Ike. The city has been involved in a squabble with HUD since it the hurricane ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2008.Galveston lost its 569 ...
posted 8/11/11 3:05 PM read complete story
(STATES) KY, NH, WY Considering Changing CDBG Uses after Disasters
Parts of Kentucky, New Hampshire and Wyoming are declared disaster areas, leaving state officials considering options to aid homeowners and low-income renters who lost homes, including using existing and future Community Development Block Grant funds to cover repair costs. President Obama declared ...
posted 8/1/11 6:45 PM read complete story
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