U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development News

North Carolina Residents Hit by 2 Hurricanes Still Waiting on Long-Term Aid

The heating and air conditioning in Carrie Johnson’s home – damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 – still wasn’t fixed when Hurricane Florence flooded her house last September. Now, her home of over 50 years is gutted, the flooring and …

Watchdog Report: North Carolina Delayed Spending Federal Hurricane Matthew Funds

Administrative mistakes and a lack of expertise caused delays in North Carolina’s spending of federal funds for Hurricane Matthew recovery, according to a report released Monday from the General Assembly’s government watchdog agency. The non-partisan Program Evaluation Division also found …

Victims of 2016 Louisiana Flooding Sue Trump Administration Over Aid

Two Louisiana homeowners have sued President Donald Trump’s administration for policy change delays that have kept thousands of victims of a massive 2016 flood from receiving federal aid. Jeffry and Amanda Meyer, who owned a Livingston Parish home destroyed in …

Head of Crumbling Foundations Fund in Connecticut Says $1B Needed

The superintendent of a new captive insurance company charged with distributing millions of dollars to Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations is warning he doesn’t have nearly enough money to address the problem. Michael Maglaras said he hopes to secure funding …

Study: Houston Needs $2B More in Federal Funds to Fix Harvey Housing Damage

An estimated 130,000 Houstonians affected by Harvey were overlooked in the city’s original housing needs assessment, according to the Houston Housing and Community Development Department. To fix the previously neglected damage, the city needs an extra $2 billion in federal …

Louisiana’s Plan to Spend $1.2B in Federal Flood Aid Approved

Louisiana has received federal approval for its plans to spend $1.2 billion in flood recovery aid allocated by Congress, a key step before the money can flow to homeowners and others still struggling to rebuild from last year’s devastation. The …

Louisiana Governor: Homeowners Should Get Flood Plan Money by April

Louisiana has submitted its plan to spend $438 million in federal flood aid, and Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration says money should begin flowing for recovery work by April, even as the state continues to develop plans for another $1.2 …

Galveston Completes Most Hurricane Ike Recovery Projects

Most municipal recovery projects in Galveston in the wake of Hurricane Ike have been finished in the eight years since the storm battered the island. Ike made landfall in Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008. The Galveston County Daily News reported …

Federal Government Awards $157M to South Carolina for Flood Recovery

South Carolina and two counties hardest hit by last fall’s catastrophic flooding will share $157 million from the federal government, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday. HUD Secretary Julian Castro said the state will receive nearly …

Tennessee County Granted $60M to Improve Flood Protection

Officials say Shelby County, Tennessee, has received a $60 million grant from the federal government for flood protection projects. County officials announced the disaster resilience grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Jan. 21. Shelby County …