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Earlier this week, the Biden Administration announced that HUD would be disbursing an additional $1.3 billion in relief funds to the Puerto Rico Housing Department for rebuilding after Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017. The previous administration set in place several requirements for disbursement of CDBG funds that have significantly slowed the recovery process. HUD wil
Statement of CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman on President Biden’s Executive Order on the Public Charge Rule
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHAdgreer@clpha.org (202) 550-1381 For Immediate Release February 2, 2021
On Tuesday, January 26, President Biden issued a memo for the incoming HUD Secretary directing HUD to take steps to redress the nation and federal government's history of discriminatory housing practices and policies.
FEMA Proposed Rule: Cost of Assistance Estimates in the Disaster Declaration Process for the Public Assistance Program
On December 14, 2020, FEMA released a notice proposing changes to current threshold requirements for a federal disaster declaration and cost of assistance (COA).
On January 21, 2021, the White House released an executive order signed by President Biden to better assist local and state governments as they grapple with assisting the health and housing needs of some their most vulnerable citizens during the ongoing pandemic. The executive order instructs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fully reimburse the cost of providing congregate and...
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