HUD announced on November 17 that will allocate $5.024 billion of Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funding to the state of Texas from the $7.4 billion that was appropriated by Congress in the first disaster spending bill. The remainder of the appropriation will likely be allocated to some combination of Florida, Georgia, California, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands after damage assessments have been completed in those areas. NLIHC has received indications that White House will send an additional CDBG-DR request to Congress for Hurricane Maria damage to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands once damage assessments are completed, which will likely not be until early 2018. Congress requires HUD to issue a Federal Register Notice to accompany the CDBG-DR allocation; NLIHC has been informed that that Notice is forthcoming and will be similar to the notice issued after the 2016 disasters. If HUD were to make any changes to the public comment period or to the income targeting requirements for the funding, they would do so through the Federal Register Notice.
Senators and representatives are back in their home states for April recess and they need to hear from you! Please contact your senators and representatives and urge them to immediately pass a robust…April 15, 2019
The following is a review of additional disaster housing recovery developments since the last edition of Memo to Members and Partners (for the article in the previous Memo, see 3/25). Federal Action…April 15, 2019
Congress needs to hear from you! Please contact your senators today and urge them to immediately pass a robust disaster aid package that includes funding for all impacted areas. Despite the…April 10, 2019