A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a $13.6 billion disaster relief package (S. 572) on February 26. The bill includes $1.06 billion in Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for states impacted by disasters in 2018 and $610 million for the Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico (NAP) program – which faces a fiscal cliff in March that would cause over 100,000 people to lose assistance. The bill also provides relief to farmers impacted by the recent disasters. The funding levels proposed in this bill fall between a Senate Republican proposal introduced in February and the disaster package included in HR 268, which passed the House in January.
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