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 16, 2012

Secretary Donovan Tapped By President Obama to Lead Hurricane Sandy Redevelopment Efforts

Editors Note: Excerpts cross-posted from Whitehouse.gov and DHS.gov. The Obama Administration has continued to bring all available resources to bear to support our state and local partners as they continue to respond and recover from the storm. On Thursday, November 15th, the President traveled to New York, where he announced that HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan […]

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November 2, 2012

Locating Housing after a Natural Disaster

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (or any natural disaster),  families can be forced from their homes and finding a place to live as quickly as possible is crucial.  There are many resources available from federal agencies to private organizations.  In order to make the process as easy as possible, FEMA has put together the […]

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May 6, 2011

Picking up the Pieces after the Storm

Last week, I traveled to Alabama and Mississippi with Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Vilsack, FEMA Administrator Fugate and SBA Administrator Karen Mills to view the damage left by the storms, assess the initial recovery already underway as well as meet with families who are picking up the pieces of their home.

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