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HUD No. 19-030
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March 15, 2019

HUD APPROVES PLAN TO SUPPORT CALIFORNIA IN ITS RECOVERY FROM 2017 WILDFIRES AND MUDSLIDES
$124 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of the State of Californiaā€™s disaster action plan, which will invest $124 million to support the state in its recovery from the effects of deadly wildfires and mudslides that occurred in December 2017. Read Californiaā€™s recovery plan.

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 Southern California counties, including seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure.

ā€œToday, we are taking an important step to help California recover from these disasters,ā€ said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. ā€œHUD will remain steadfast partners to support Californians 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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