Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition Hosts Congressional Briefing on Housing Needs in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

The Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition hosted a Congressional Briefing on Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 am ET. After providing an update on federal housing recovery efforts in their communities, the panelists discussed recommendations – endorsed by more than 500 national, state, and local organizations and governments – on immediate steps that Congress, FEMA, and HUD can take to ensure that federal housing recovery efforts reach the lowest income households, who are often the hardest-hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover afterwards. The panelists were:

  • Suzanne Cabrera, Board of Directors, Florida Housing Coalition, and president and CEO, Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County
  • Chrishelle Palay, Houston co-director, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (Texas Housers)
  • Pat Sheridan, executive vice president for housing, Volunteers of America, speaking on housing needs in Puerto Rico
  • Chandra Crawford, program and policy analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness, speaking on lessons learned after Hurricane Katrina
  • Diane Yentel, president and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition