Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Robert Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to the secretaries of the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security requesting a detailed report on each agency’s preparations for the 2018 hurricane season, particularly as they relate to older adults and individuals with disabilities. The letter cites recommendations from the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging, including the prioritization of nursing homes and assisted living facilities for power restoration, greater interagency data exchange, and a seat at the table for these populations when planning recovery and response efforts.
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