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HUD No. 19-018
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Friday
March 1, 2019

HUD APPROVES FLORIDA'S LATEST HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY PLAN


WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of Floridaā€™s latest disaster recovery action plan, which will invest an additional $158 million to help the state continue to rebuild from Hurricane Irma.

These funds are provided through HUDā€™s Community Development Block Grant ā€“ Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address lingering unmet needs in impacted Florida counties, including seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure.

ā€œToday, we are taking another important step toward helping Florida recover from Hurricane Irma,ā€ said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. ā€œHUD will remain steadfast partners to support Floridians as they rebuild their homes, restore their businesses and repair their critical infrastructure.ā€

HUD requires that these recovery dollars be targeted to local communities that experienced the greatest impact and that all disaster relief funds will be spent in a manner that helps disaster victims. As a result, HUD will impose strict conditions and financial controls on the use of these funds.

Learn more about CDBG-DR and the Stateā€™s role in long-term disaster recovery (en espaƱol).

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