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FEMA Extends Housing Assistance For Displaced Puerto Rican Families

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending temporary housing benefits for three more days to 36 Puerto Rican families living in Connecticut after being displaced by Hurricane Maria. 126 more words

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State steps in to keep a roof over heads of Puerto Rican families

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–  45 hurricane disaster refugee families from Puerto Rico on the verge of being evicted by FEMA from their temporary housing at hotels here in Connecticut are being housed by the state.   283 more words

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Tracking Harvey Recovery: Latest analysis highlights unmet needs, urges more data transparency

In many of the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, renters’ homes are being inspected and approved for disaster recovery assistance at a lower rate than homeowners, despite registering for FEMA help at similar rates. 403 more words

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Harvey survivors tell Texas House Urban Affairs Committee that safe housing is long overdue

Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner mostly blamed Congress and Washington politics for the slow pace of recovery after Hurricane Harvey… 567 more words

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Housing benefits extension to Puerto Rican families halted

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s governor and two U.S. Senators want the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse a surprise decision that rescinds temporary housing benefits to 36 Puerto Rican families living in the state after being displaced by Hurricane Maria. 115 more words

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FEMA Rescinds Temporary Housing For 36 Puerto Rican Families

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s governor and two U.S. Senators want the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse a surprise decision that rescinds temporary housing benefits to 36 Puerto Rican families living in the state after being displaced by Hurricane Maria. 110 more words

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Trump Dismantled Environmental Institutions During Record Hot Year

President Donald Trump dismantled environmental agencies in a year defined by climate change devastation. According to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2017 was the world’s hottest year without an El Niño event. 363 more words

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