The HUD Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is investigating, as part of a wider inspection of HUD’s disaster grant administration, whether the Trump Administration slowed hurricane relief to Puerto Rico. The OIG sent a memo to HUD Secretary Ben Carson stating that the agency has “unreasonably” delayed providing the documentation necessary for the investigation. Agencies have received instruction from the White House to work with the administration’s lawyers regarding all oversight requests.
Representatives Al Green (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019” (H.R. 3702) on July 11. The bi-partisan legislation will formally authorize HUD’s…July 15, 2019
Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition member Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico submitted a complaint to HUD’s Office of the Inspector General detailing numerous problems with the Puerto Rico Department of…July 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 7/1). Federal Action…July 15, 2019