Tag Archives: disaster assistance

Annual Natural Hazard Risk Report Details the Impact of Natural Disasters on the Housing Market

(Source: CoreLogic) — CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis detailing the most significant natural disasters that struck the United States in 2013. The report provides an analysis of the impact of hurricane, flood, tornado, wildfire and sinkhole events over the course […]

Home Builders Calling for Legislative Action in Response to Rising Flood Insurance Rates

(Source: NAHB) – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress today to take steps to resolve unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act that are resulting in huge premium spikes for many home owners and impacting the sale, construction and remodeling of homes across the nation.

NAR Calls for Nationwide Initiative to Help Homeowners Due to Recent Flood Insurance Rate Hike

(Source: NAR) – Homeowners across the country should not be forced to pay for the sudden and dramatic flood insurance premium increases that are the unintended consequence of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, insisted the National Association of Realtors® today in testimony before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and […]

HUD Continues Efforts to Rebuild Sandy Stricken Areas

(Source: HUD) – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the project opportunities that will be pursued by each of the ten teams advancing to Stage 3 of the Rebuild by Design competition. Each team will now spend the next five months working with local and regional stakeholders in developing projects and […]

Christie Administration Awards $13.6M to Help Rebuild Affordable Housing Units in NJ

(Source: Governor Chris Christie) – As part of its ongoing effort to provide affordable housing in New Jersey, the Christie Administration last Thursday  announced the award of 15 zero-interest loans totaling $13.6 million that will help finance 84 units of affordable housing.

Charities Provide Another $10M to Support Communities Still Recovering from Sandy

(Source: Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman) – As the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaches, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that he has secured agreements with four charitable organizations that will provide nearly $10 million of assistance to communities still struggling to recover. Under the terms of an agreement reached with his office, […]

FEMA Gives Advice to Homeowners on Returning Home After a Disaster

(Source: FEMA) – Homeowners returning to flood-damaged homes should use caution – structural damage may have made the house unsafe, electricity and gas may pose a threat, and animals may have taken up residence in the house. A careful and systematic approach is recommended when returning to any area after a severe storm or flood.

Home Inspections Recommended to Help Combat Weather Emergencies

(Source: ASHI) – This year, violent weather–from super storms to hurricanes — swept across the country, leaving homeowners to pick up the pieces from the damage left in the storms’ wake. To help consumers weather the unexpected storm, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) recommends scheduling a home inspection, obtaining an objective report of […]

Red Cross Donates $2.25 Million to Help Repair Hurricane Sandy Damaged Homes

(Source: Rebuilding Together) – Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross  have joined forces to help bring nearly 90 homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy back to safe and healthy housing conditions.  Thanks to a $2.25 million grant from the American Red Cross to Rebuilding Together, these low-income homeowners can look forward to rebuilding their lives […]

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Applications Play Important Role During Your Local Disasters

(Source: FEMA) – FEMA disaster assistance applicants who do not complete and submit the companion U.S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance loan application could be throwing money away.

Take Steps to Protect Your Property During Future Disasters

(Source: FEMA) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges property owners to take steps now to minimize damage in future storms. To better protect your family and yourself in the event of an emergency, ensure that your home is a safe structure.

ABA Housing Conference Being Held Next Wednesday in Washington DC to Address of Community Restoration

(Source: ABA) – Legal, housing and community development experts, including representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will discuss how to rebuild and create stronger communities devastated by disaster at the American Bar Association 22nd Annual Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Conference May 22-24 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel […]

Almost $2 Billion in Funding to Help NJ Homeowners, Renters, Businesses and Communities Impacted by Disasters

(Source: New Jersey Department of Community Affairs) – The Christie Administration has received approval from the Obama Administration to move forward with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Action Plan. This plan outlines how we will utilize the first phase of the emergency supplemental passed by Congress in January. The first $1,829,520,000 in […]

SBA Disaster Assistance for SC Residents & Businesses Affected by Windsor Green Fire

(Source: Small Business Administration) – WASHINGTON – South Carolina residents and businesses affected by the Windsor Green Condo Complex fire in Myrtle Beach on March 16 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today.

Over $474.5 Million in Hurricane Sandy Recovery Funds Announced by Secretary Sheldon

(Source: ACF) –  The release of $474.5 million to help the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy was announced today by Acting Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) George Sheldon. All funds will be awarded no later than Sept. 30, […]

Nearly $107M Announced by US Rep Richmond and Senator Landrieu for Hurricane Isaac Recovery in Louisiana

(Source: U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La.) –  U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., today announced nearly $107 million in recovery grants for areas in Louisiana hit hard by Hurricane Isaac. These funds are through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]