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Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance:
Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands


Tuesday, February 2, 2021
HUD and Puerto Rico Housing Department Announce New Action to Enable Stronger Recovery for the Island

Planning and Preparedness

The Ready to Respond: Disaster Staffing Toolkit is a guide developed by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. in partnership with HUD, to help affordable multifamily housing organizations develop comprehensive disaster staffing plans to protect buildings, engage residents and continue business operations in the event of a disaster.

Chapter 38. Multifamily Emergency/Disaster Guidance to HUD Handbook 4350.1, Multifamily Asset Management and Project Servicing provides background and up-to-date guidance on HUD's policy and procedure regarding disaster recovery efforts by the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs after a Presidentially-Declared Disaster (PDD). Chapter 38 supersedes all previous Notices regarding PDDs.

Complete the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) from the FEMA and Operation HOPE. Use the EFFAK to identify your important documents, medical records, and household contacts.

Using Community Planning and Development Program funds - This Notice provides guidance to grantees on how to use CPD formula grant programs to carry out disaster response and recovery activities.

State and Local Information and Resources

Digital Resources

HUD Resource Locator - The resource locator will offer real-time HUD housing information at the fingertips of people looking to quickly connect with building managers, public housing authority representatives, and property management companies to inquire about housing availability and other housing-related questions. The HUD Resource Locator mobile app is available via Apple iTunes and also on your browser at resources.hud.gov.