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Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Tuesday, June 20, 2018

Federal Response Congress Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) called on Senate leadership in a letter to take up two bills to help hurricane survivors find safe and affordable housing. The Disaster Housing Assistance Act (S.2880) requires FEMA to provide disaster housing assistance through February 2019; the Disaster Displacement Act (S.2066) provides additional Section 8 housing vouchers […]

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Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Tuesday, June 20, 2018

Federal Response Congress Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) called on Senate leadership in a letter to take up two bills to help hurricane survivors find safe and affordable housing. The Disaster Housing Assistance … [Read More...]

Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Federal Response Congress Representative Ann Wagner’s (R-MO) bill to permanently authorize CDBG-DR has passed through committee with a vote of 53-3. The bill--including several amendments drafted in … [Read More...]

Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Federal Response Congress Eight Senators introduced the “Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act of 2018” on May 31, which will require FEMA to enter into an interagency agreement with HUD to activate the … [Read More...]

Flooding Damage in the Briar-Forest Energy Corridor of Houston, TX: Revolution Messaging/Arun Chaudhary

Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Federal Response Executive On May 23, President Donald Trump increased disaster assistance funding to Puerto Rico. Federal funding for emergency power restoration was extended for 90 days, and Sheltering and … [Read More...]

Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Federal Response Congress Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced a bill on May 17 requiring FEMA to stand up the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) for survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria through … [Read More...]

Flooding Damage in the Lakewood area of Houston, TX. Photo: Revolution Messaging/Arun Chaudhary

Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CDBG-DR Action Plans The Texas General Land Office has released for public comment an amendment to the $57.8 million state action plan. The amendment reallocates $8 million to the Harris County Residential … [Read More...]

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