January 14, 2013

Disaster Recovery

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In wake of the devastation in New York and New Jersey resulting from Hurricane Sandy, an opportunity arose for HUD employees throughout the Nation to rally together in a time of need and assist with the Department’s response, recovery and planning efforts.   During the first two months following the hurricane; HUD Region VIII was able […]

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January 2, 2013

Setting Up the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

For some of us, the holiday season is when we join together and celebrate our blessings. But for the families whose homes or small businesses were damaged or those who lost loved ones during Hurricane Sandy, this season is a time of grief, confusion and uncertainty, as they work to rebuild their homes and their […]

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December 20, 2012

Seeing Long Island’s Sandy Recovery Efforts Firsthand

Earlier this week, I traveled to Long Island to see the damage from Hurricane Sandy and hear directly from local officials about the need for federal support of ongoing recovery and redevelopment efforts. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone graciously welcomed me to Long Island for the day, which […]

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December 3, 2012

HUD employee recounts her experience helping New York teen find a place to stay

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Note:  La Toya White is working in the Far Rockaway Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) helping Hurricane Sandy survivors find housing and providing information on HUD programs. On Thanksgiving evening, I was introduced to a young man with a mental health and cognitive disability. He had been living with his grandmother before the storm hit. He […]

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