House Financial Services Committee to Hold Hearings on Delivery of Disaster Recovery Assistance and Homelessness; NLIHC to Testify

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on January 19 at 10 am ET titled “Ensuring Equitable Delivery of Disaster Benefits to Vulnerable Communities and Peoples: An Examination of GAO's Findings of the CDBG Program.” NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel will testify. The hearing will address a study released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluating how HUD uses Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to serve vulnerable populations. GAO found that HUD does not collect the necessary data to fully analyze the extent to which grantees serve these populations. Read NLIHC Memo, 12/20 to learn more about the GAO report. Watch the January 19 hearing online at: 

In addition, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will hold on January 20 at 10 am ET a hearing, “Ending Homelessness: Addressing Local Challenges in Housing the Most Vulnerable.” Details of the hearing, including witnesses, are yet to be released. Watch the January 20 hearing online at:

NLIHC’s Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition is a group of over 850 local, state, and national organizations that including many working directly with disaster-impacted communities and with first-hand experience recovering after disasters.