November 30, 2012

HUD and Partners Pitch in to Help Families Find Housing Following Hurricane Sandy

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Fred Tombar, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development for Disaster Programs Brian Forde, Senior Advisor to the U.S. CTO for Mobile and Data Innovation Earlier this month, Hurricane Sandy tore through the Northeast leaving thousands of families to pick up the pieces of their homes.  As families begin the process of […]

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November 6, 2012

Housing and Sheltering Needs of Hurricane Sandy

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 Cross posted from FEMA.gov   As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and our federal partners continue to work with states to recover from Hurricane Sandy, an increasing number of residents whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by the storm have been displaced from their homes and are seeking sheltering alternatives. FEMA is working directly […]

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July 6, 2012

Weekly Online Resources Round-up

During the past couple of weeks the U.S. has experienced several devastating natural disasters: wildfires in Colorado, tropical storms in Florida, and violent storms resembling hurricanes in the eastern U.S. Emergencies were declared in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia, leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave. […]

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September 9, 2011

How HUD Is Honoring the Victims of September 11th

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, families will honor those we lost, and those whose extraordinary heroism inspired a nation, in different ways.  Some will offer a prayer or a moment of silence, while others may take the opportunity to volunteer in their communities.  And while the community most […]

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May 27, 2011

After the Storm, We’re All Missourians

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Last weekend, I traveled with some old college friends to a music festival in a tiny town about an hour outside Chicago. We caravanned up, all the way from Columbia, MO – home to the University of Missouri, where I graduated a couple years ago. Columbia’s not far from Joplin, MO, a little city with […]

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