Statements by DHS and HUD Secretaries on Disaster Recovery Stakeholder Meeting in NY

NEW YORK—The Long Term Disaster Recovery Working Group held its second of five planned stakeholder forums in New York, designed to encourage stakeholders to provide direct input and ideas for disaster recovery. The Working Group—co-chaired by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Department…

Recovery Housing Outreach Fair

BATON ROUGE, La. – State officials are hosting outreach fairs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles this weekend in an effort to reach families who will transition off of the Disaster Housing Assistance Program on August 31, as well as those who are…

FEMA Misses Second Housing Report Deadline

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE FEMAs slow pace in producing a strategy to house displaced disaster victims has irritated lawmakers, particularly those along the Gulf Coast. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA provided trailers for hurricane victims. WASHINGTON — FEMA on Tuesday missed a second deadline for producing…