August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina: Reflecting on Ten Years of Recovery

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast displacing thousands of residents from their homes. In the aftermath of the storm, Community Planning and Development Representative, Earl Randall was on the ground in New Orleans coordinating responses to Katrina on the HUD reconstitution team. Now as the New Orleans Field Office Director, Earl […]

July 1, 2015

Forty States and Communities Advance in $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

On June 22, HUD Secretary Julián Castro invited 40 communities  to compete in the second and final phase of the National Disaster Resilience Competition. These finalists—representing areas that have been declared natural disasters by the President in recent years—will compete for $1 billion in funding for disaster recovery and long-term community resilience.  See here for […]

May 11, 2015

Supporting Infrastructure Development for More Resilient Communities

It’s National Infrastructure Week, and at HUD, we’re recognizing the vital role infrastructure plays in creating opportunity for people across the country, from large urban areas to rural communities. America’s infrastructure helps people get to work and school, brings us fresh water to drink, removes and treats waste, provides safe and healthy homes, connects us […]