House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Housing After Hurricanes

Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 1:45AM

The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and and Community Opportunity yesterday held a hearing entitled "Housing Options in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” during which it heard testimony from Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Orlando J. Cabrera. Montgomery and Cabrera spoke to HUD’s efforts in response to the housing needs created by the hurricanes. A similar hearing was held last week, featuring testimony from David E. Garratt, acting director of the recovery division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to examine FEMA’s housing efforts in the aftermath of the hurricanes.

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