Housing Recovery Updates, Thursday, October 12, 2017

General Updates

  • House Passes Supplemental Funding. The House passed a bill providing $36.5 billion in aid for areas affected by wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The bill mirrors the administration’s request and includes $18.7 billion for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, $576.5 million for wildfire efforts, and $16 billion for debt relief for the National Flood Insurance Program. The legislation also includes a provision for the Disaster Nutrition Assistance Program (DNAP) so low-income residents of Puerto Rico can receive additional nutrition assistance. The Senate is expected to take up the bill when it returns from recess next week – Senators from impacted states are urging additional funding, including for CDBG-DR, be included before they vote on the bill.

HURRICANE MARIA

FEMA

U.S. Virgin Islands

By the Numbers: (unchanged from 10/11)

  • 1,789 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $1,015,053 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $120,017 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $895,037 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*
  • $10,510,000 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) dollars obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Puerto Rico

By the Numbers: (unchanged from 10/11)

  • 86,382 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $43,258,815 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $43,208,262 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*
  • $37,005,952 Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated** all of which are for Emergency Work (Categories A-B)

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

  •  New Leadership. FEMA has appointed Mike Byrne as the federal coordinating officer for Puerto Rico. Caribbean Area Division Director Alejandro De La Campa will continue his work with mayors and the Governor of Puerto Rico while Byrne will oversee operational needs.
  • Campaign for Potable Water. FEMA is working with other agencies to ensure potable water is available to all Puerto Rico residents. Efforts include distributing water purification tablets, bottled water, and bulk water tankers while continuing to test the conditions of drinking water and get wastewater treatment systems functional.

HURRICANE IRMA

FEMA

Florida

By the Numbers: (unchanged from 10/11)

  • 682,676 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $737,939,691 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $492,813,204 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $245,126,487 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

Disaster Declaration Amended. Eight additional counties have been approved for additional Public Assistance [Categories C-G] that provides Federal Infrastructure Disaster Aid.

Georgia

By the Numbers: (as of 10/11)

  • 7,982 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $9,680,367 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $6,812,256 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $2,868,111 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

  • Disaster Declaration Amended. Four additional counties have been approved for additional Public Assistance [Categories C-G] that provides Federal Infrastructure Disaster Aid.

U.S. Virgin Islands

By the Numbers: (unchanged from 10/11)

  • 2,265 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $1,526,828 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $384,219 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $1,142,608 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*
  • $25,056,945 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) dollars obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.


HURRICANE HARVEY

FEMA

Texas

By the Numbers: (unchanged from 10/11)

  • 321,244 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $1,065,882,029 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $815,683,611 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $250,198,418 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*
  • $327,886,760 Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated** all of which are for Emergency Work (Categories A-B)

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

  • Disaster Declaration Amended. The original disaster declaration has been amended to include additional counties eligible for FEMA aid. Two additional counties have been approved for Individual Assistance, six counties have been approved for Public Assistance, and four additional counties have been approved for Public Assistance [Categories C-G] that provides for Federal Infrastructure Disaster Aid.

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