More than 340 Organizations Call for Disaster Assistance

Prior to the passage of a disaster relief package on February 9, more than 340 national, state, and local members of the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) issued a letter to congressional leadership urging the immediate passage of a robust disaster relief bill that includes basic safeguards and housing resources to help vulnerable populations recover and rebuild after the 2017 hurricanes and wildfires. The letter urged Congress to amend the House-approved disaster relief bill to stand up the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), a proven solution to the longer-term housing needs of low income disaster survivors; to collect and make public data to ensure that the recovery reaches all households; and to provide housing-specific resources to ensure that the severe shortage of affordable rental homes in disaster-impacted communities is not exacerbated.

Read the DHRC’s letter to congressional leaders at:

Read NLIHC’s press release at: