PRESTON ANNOUNCES $2.1 BILLION IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO 13 STATES AND PUERTO RICO IMPACTED BY 2008 STORMS

WASHINGTON - Recognizing the tremendous unmet housing, economic and infrastructure needs following this year's natural disasters, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today announced HUD will immediately allocate more than $2.1 billion to 13 States and Puerto Rico. The emergency funding is provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and will support the States' long-term disaster recovery.

"Families, businesses and communities are struggling to rebuild following this year's natural disasters. Today, we are making another installment of disaster assistance to help them get back on their feet," said Preston. "Once we have conducted a more thorough year-end analysis, HUD will make further allocations to States struggling to recover from dozens of storms in 2008." More...

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