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Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition

One of the top priorities after a disaster is making sure that all displaced families have a safe, accessible, and affordable place to live while they get back on their feet. Too often, however, the housing, infrastructure, and mitigation needs of the lowest income people and their communities are overlooked.

NLIHC leads the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition of more than 850 national, state, and local organizations, including many working directly with disaster-impacted communities and with first-hand experience recovering after disasters. We work to ensure that federal disaster recovery efforts reach all impacted households, including the lowest income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and other at-risk populations who are often the hardest-hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover afterwards.

7 Principles of Disaster Recovery

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For more information, please contact NLIHC Director of Public Policy Sarah Saadian ([email protected]), Policy Analyst Noah Patton ([email protected]) or Policy Analyst Xavier Arriaga ([email protected]).

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April 12, 2021

HUD PIH Updates List of Eligible Uses for CARES Act HCV Administrative Fee Funds

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) posted an updated “Revised List of Eligible Coronavirus-Related Activities” on April 9. The document lists eligible uses that public housing agencies (PHAs) may carry out with the $850 million Congress provided through the CARES Act for Housing Choice…

April 12, 2021

HUD’s PIH Posts Guidance on Using CARES Act Funds to Access Vaccinations

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) posted guidance for public housing agencies (PHAs) to assist them in supporting access to vaccines for residents and staff. Working with state and local health departments, PHAs can: Support PHA staff to get vaccinated, especially those who have…

April 12, 2021

HUD Provides Additional Guidance on Using CDBG-CV for Rental Assistance

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) posted new guidance on using Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds for rent assistance (and by extension utility assistance). In particular, the guidance explains how to use the CDBG-CV waiver allowing for rent payment…