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.
National Updates Congress Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) wrote to HUD Secretary Ben Carson on May 22 urging the department to move quickly in distributing more than $9 billion in housing and…June 1, 2020
NLIHC’s last national call on “Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness” took place on May 26. The call featured updates from national, state, and local advocates and service providers working to…June 1, 2020
HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued a Memorandum containing a second set of regulation waivers on May 22 affecting the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Continuum of Care (…June 1, 2020