September 28, 2022

HUD: Disaster Assistance Announced for Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance, including a new package of waivers offering regulatory and administrative relief, to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in areas of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Fiona beginning on September 17, 2022, and continuing.

As Puerto Rico endures another disastrous hurricane, the Biden-Harris Administration is reaffirming its pledge to support affected communities as they struggle to recover from compounding disasters and the effects of climate change. On September 21, President Biden issued a major disaster declaration for municipalities in Puerto Rico.

Effective immediately, HUD is:

Federal funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Read about these and other HUD programs designed to assist disaster victims.

This post was originally published here.