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July 20, 2010
HUD PARTNERS WITH FEMA IN TENNESSEE RECOVERY EFFORT
NASHVILLE, TN - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided disaster support services and housing assistance to more than 1,500 survivors of the spring storms and floods in Tennessee. Working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), HUD representatives continue to assist applicants
displaced by the disaster with obtaining temporary and permanent housing.
"HUD remains engaged in providing assistance as partners in our communities, focused on helping those that need
our services most," said HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Edward Jennings, Jr. "There remains more to do and
we remain committed to helping as we work in partnership with FEMA and others."
The partnership among FEMA, HUD, and other federal, state, and local agencies is vital to the recovery mission in Tennessee.
"While FEMA leads the recovery effort following a disaster, we're but one agency on a team of federal, state and
local partners working together," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia B. Szczech. "HUD is an important member
of the team and plays a big role in helping people get back on their feet."
Go to http://Go.USA.gov/OQj to view a video documenting the HUD and FEMA partnership.
If you have been displaced by the floods and need housing relocation or other assistance, contact HUD at:
Middle Tennessee: Nashville HUD Office - (615) 515-8516
West Tennessee: Memphis Field Office - (901) 544-3367
For more information on disaster services offered by HUD in Tennessee, visit www.HUD.gov/Tennessee.
The deadline to register for FEMA disaster assistance is Aug. 5, 2010. To register, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. Online registration and assistance is available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
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FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.