Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition Provides Recommendations for Equitable Access to Assistance

The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) – an NLIHC-led group of over 800 national, state, and local organizations – sent a letter on April 30 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with recommendations to ensure low-income survivors and communities receive the housing assistance they need for a full and equitable recovery. 

The letter includes three priorities for Congress: to work with FEMA and an inclusive group of stakeholders to improve equity within the agency’s programs; to authorize the Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program; and to encourage greater coordination between federal agencies overseeing disaster recovery. NLIHC and thirteen partner organizations signed onto the letter to Speaker Pelosi on behalf of the full DHRC as conversations about disaster housing recovery increase in the House (see a Memo 4/8 article on a recent House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on the CDBG-DR program). 

Read the full letter at: https://bit.ly/2LiN7lq