Members of Congress Urge HUD to Release Disaster Recovery Block Grant Mitigation Dollars

A bicameral and bipartisan group of members of Congress sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson urging his agency to quickly release almost $14 billion in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds set aside for disaster mitigation projects. This funding was included in the February “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018” and was intended for emergency aid.  HUD has not yet, however, taken the steps necessary to allocate the money to the states. The letter states that this funding is crucial for “communities to insulate themselves from future risk and to help provide security to constituents and recovery communities.” Read the letter at: