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HUD No. 07-118
Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685
www.hud.gov/news/

For Release
Monday
August 27, 2007

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HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR WISCONSIN FLOOD VICTIMS
Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families in Badger State

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to certain flood-ravaged counties in Wisconsin and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms and flooding.

President Bush yesterday declared Crawford, La Crosse, Richland, Sauk and Vernon Counties a federal disaster area.  This presidential declaration triggers a variety of federal assistance including grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

"Those who are forced from their homes need to know that help is available," said Jackson.  "Whether its foreclosure relief for FHA-insured families or helping these counties to rebuild, HUD stands ready to help in any way we can."

HUD is:

For more information about these and other HUD programs designed to assist disaster victims, visit www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/dri/

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HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.

 
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