Washington, DC - This latest move by HUD is another in a long line of delays in getting badly-needed recovery dollars to Puerto Rico, some 18 months since Congress appropriated the funds. Many of the most vulnerable survivors in Puerto Rico live in flood-prone areas without the critical infrastructure necessary to withstand another storm. Almost two years after Hurricane Maria, more than 300,000 homes still need repairs; nearly 33,000 deeply poor families sleep in homes where roofs that were blown off during the storm have yet to be replaced. Withholding mitigation grants mean that Puerto Ricans cannot plan for how they will invest these funds to make their communities more resilient to future natural disasters. With the 2019 hurricane season already underway, every day of inaction puts American lives at risk.
Statement from NLIHC's Diane Yentel on HUD Delaying Disaster Preparation Money for Puerto RicoAug 02, 2019
Disaster Housing Coalition of More than 850 Applaud the Approval of Critical Earthquake Relief Resources for Puerto Rico
Washington DC – On behalf of the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition’s (DHRC) 850 local, state, and national organizational members, we applaud the House of Representatives for approving earthquake…February 7, 2020
After Major Earthquake, Coalition of Over 850 Organizations Again Calls on HUD to Release Mitigation Assistance to Puerto Rico
Washington, DC - Yesterday's 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the island of Puerto Rico makes even more urgent the need for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release more than $16…January 8, 2020
Coalition of Over 850 Organizations Joins Members of Congress in Calling for HUD to Immediately Release Disaster Aid to Puerto Rico
For more than 90 days, the Trump administration has violated the law by holding up congressionally approved disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico. Leaders from the National Low Income Housing…December 6, 2019