NLIHC released a blog post that analyzes preliminary information about housing damage in Texas after Hurricane Harvey and registrants for assistance from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP). At the time of the analysis, 872,848 registrants had applied for assistance, 50% of whom were renters. Forty-seven percent of these renters live in neighborhoods with a poverty rate of at least 20%, and 37% likely have incomes less than $25,000. Renter registrants were also more likely than homeowners to have already been cost-burdened, spending more than 30% of their incomes on housing, prior to the storm. The blog notes that while homeowners have experienced a large share of home damage, many renters are likely to be of low socioeconomic status, detrimentally impacting their ability to cope with and recover from the disaster. NLIHC calls for an equitable distribution of long-term housing recovery funds.
Congress needs to hear from you! Please contact your senators and representatives and urge them to immediately pass a robust disaster aid package that includes funding for all impacted areas. Despite…April 22, 2019
The following is a review of disaster housing recovery developments since the last edition of Memo to Members and Partners (for the article in the previous Memo, see 4/15). General Resources and…April 22, 2019
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