HUD: Additional Steps Taken to Free Up Long-Awaited Disaster Recovery Funds for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Department publishes Federal Register notice governing the use of $2 billion in CDBG-DR for a more resilient, efficient, reliable, and sustainable electric power system in Puerto Rico and USVI The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a Federal Register notice governing the use of $2 billion […]

Agencies Extend Favorable CRA Consideration for Revitalization Activities in Areas of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Affected by Hurricane Maria

The federal bank regulatory agencies today announced they are extending the period for giving favorable consideration under Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to institutions located outside of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, for bank activities that continue to help revitalize or stabilize these areas devastated by Hurricane Maria […]

HUD: Access to Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Funds Accelerated

Department removes onerous restrictions that limited island’s access to funds, obligates $8.2 billion in federal mitigation funding The Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced the obligation of $8.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for Puerto Rico, along with the removal of onerous restrictions unique […]

HUD: Puerto Rico Housing Department and HUD Announce New Action to Enable Stronger Recovery for the Island

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Puerto Rico’s housing department, Departamento de la Vivienda, today announced two partial approvals of Vivienda’s Action Plan, approving the use of $6.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding for Puerto Rico. “HUD and the Biden Administration are […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Connecticut to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020. Federal funding is also available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Zeta from Oct. 26-29, 2020. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes. […]

FEMA: Additional Louisiana Parishes Designated for Assistance for Hurricane Delta

On Dec. 23, two parishes were added to the disaster declaration for Hurricane Delta. Survivors in Allen and Iberia parishes are now eligible for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Delta. To be eligible for federal disaster aid, storm damage and losses from […]

FEMA: Five Additional Louisiana Parishes Designated for Individual Disaster Assistance

Homeowners and renters in Beauregard, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry and St. Martin parishes may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Delta. To be eligible for federal disaster aid, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Emergency Declaration for Mississippi

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Zeta beginning on Oct. 27 and continuing.  Federal funding is available to the state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures. Public […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Emergency Declaration for Louisiana

FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement the state’s response efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Zeta beginning Oct. 26, and continuing. Federal funding is available to the state, eligible tribal and local governments, on a cost-sharing basis for emergency […]