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.
Congress is still at an impasse over a disaster aid package that would provide billions of dollars to impacted communities across the country. While the Senate struggles to reach a compromise, the…May 13, 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 5/6). 2018 California…May 13, 2019
The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) – an NLIHC-led group of over 800 national, state, and local organizations – sent a letter on April 30 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)…May 10, 2019