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Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, December 13, 2017


  • The conference committee created to resolve differences between the House and Senate bills met today. The DHRC sent a letter to the conference committee and all other congressional offices outlining the DHRC’s concerns about the possible impact on disaster recovery.
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Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Monday, December 11, 2017


  • Calls are needed in advance of Wednesday’s Conference Committee on tax reform legislation. The NLIHC delivered a letter to members of the conference committee.  It raises concerns that proposals in the tax reform bill could impact disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and the Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma and with the wild fires in California.  
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Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, December 6, 2017

General Updates

  • Letters to Governors. As you know, Governors from impacted states will play a critical role in shaping the next disaster supplemental, which will likely be tied to a final spending bill near the end of the year.
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News round-up: October-November 2017

11th October 2017: Talk by Professor Jerry White on ‘Mansions of Misery’: Charles Dickens and the Marshalsea Prison

This was a joint event run by the Aberdeen branch of the Dickens Fellowship and the Friends of Aberdeen University Library. 985 more words

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Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Thursday, November 30, 2017


  • FEMA Funding Hearing. The Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the House Appropriations Committee held an oversight hearing regarding FEMA supplemental appropriations. FEMA Administrator Brock Long was the sole witness.
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Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, November 29, 2017


  • HUD Announces $616 Million CDBG-DR for Florida. On November 28, HUD announced that Florida would receive $615, 922,000 in CDBG-DR. This amount is based on data from FEMA and SBA on the number of seriously damaged homes that lack adequate insurance and businesses that fail to qualify for SBA disaster loans.
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Deep Poverty Complicates Recovery Efforts for Puerto Rico

Within the span of two weeks in September, Hurricanes Irma and Maria brought massive devastation to Puerto Rico. Much of the island still remains without power… 701 more words

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