The NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) submitted comments on May 4 on Florida’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan. While the road to recovery will take many years, the DHRC outlined several critical steps Florida can take to ensure that disaster recovery resources reach impacted households with the lowest incomes who are often the hardest hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover.
The recommendations include ways Florida can deploy housing recovery funds to ensure that all households receive the affordable and accessible housing assistance they need to get back on their feet. The letter also addresses steps to ensure that federal and state investments in public infrastructure and environmental remediation are allocated fairly and adequately to meet the needs of low income people and communities and recommendations on data and reporting transparency.
Read the DHRC comment letter at: https://bit.ly/2HT2JpA