HUD to Focus CDBG Disaster Recovery Funds on Housing Needs

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will publish a notice in Friday’s Federal Register allocating $7.39 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to areas hit by natural disasters in 2017, with a focus on housing recovery needs. The notice highlights the extent of damage to the disaster areas and the limited data regarding unmet infrastructure and economic revitalization needs, mandating that each grantee primarily consider and address its unmet housing recovery needs. The funds will go to areas in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.