October 31, 2012

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

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As images of the aftermath of Sandy come in and surveys of the damages are being assessed, it is without a doubt that millions of people on the East Coast have been left to pick up the pieces of their homes.  Some families will have to endure repairs that will cost thousands while others will find their home destroyed.

Today, I have announced that HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the states of New York and New Jersey.  Families who have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available so that they may begin the rebuilding process.

HUD’s disaster assistance will:

My colleagues and I at HUD will be working with State and local officials to ensure that this much needed assistance will reach those impacted by Sandy so the rebuilding can begin.  From everyone here at HUD, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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