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 […]

September 18, 2013

After the Storm: HUD’s Role in the Colorado Disaster Relief Effort

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For generations, Colorado has been prized for its vivid and diverse landscape. The state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains and is world-renown for its skiing, hiking and numerous other opportunities for outdoor adventure. Yet in recent years, I’m afraid Colorado’s natural beauty has become synonymous with disaster and tragedy. The devastating fires of […]