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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November 28, 2012

Telling the Recovery Story with Crayons and Construction Paper

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A month after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, hundreds of families continue their daily struggle to put their lives back together. Many of their homes destroyed, these families face living in temporary dwellings like area hotels and relatives’ homes. Their children are staying far away from their schools and some families are facing a decision […]

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November 22, 2012

Let’s Give Thanks to the Selfless Volunteers of Sandy

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I believe its importance goes beyond simply celebrating a national holiday; it’s a time-honored tradition for families to travel from around the country to catch up, eat great food, catch a football game, partake in the craziness of Black Friday, and above all – give thanks. Thanksgiving to […]

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