October 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast, wreaking havoc and destroying businesses and homes in its path.  After the storm passed, it was clear the road to recovery was going to be a challenge.  I’m tremendously proud of the herculean efforts of all those on the front lines of recovery but I […]

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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 14, 2012

Providers of Housing for Older Persons Open Doors to Non –Elderly Sandy Evacuees

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Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the Northeast, with major disaster areas declared across four states. Yet it is often times of great adversity that bring out the best in us all. Throughout the affected areas and throughout the country, communities have come together, hearts and doors have opened, and the warmth of collective compassion is […]

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September 4, 2012

Help After Isaac

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HUD is doing everything it can to help folks in need after Hurricane Isaac.  After President Obama’s issuance of a disaster declaration for certain counties and parishes in Mississippi and Louisiana HUD Secretary Donovan announced that HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to those two states. HUD also put together local disaster relief and emergency […]

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September 8, 2011

A Personal Connection to Post 9/11 Recovery

Today’s guest blogger is Marion Mollegen McFadden, HUD’s Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Community Development. As a HUD lawyer who provides legal counsel for disaster recovery, I never question whether the work I do matters. For the past decade, one of the most meaningful projects I’ve worked on is the recovery of Lower Manhattan from […]

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