HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 19-018
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
March 1, 2019


WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of Florida's latest disaster recovery action plan (, which will invest an additional $158 million to help the state continue to rebuild from Hurricane Irma.

These funds are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address lingering unmet needs in impacted Florida counties, including seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure.

"Today, we are taking another important step toward helping Florida recover from Hurricane Irma," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "HUD will remain steadfast partners to support Floridians as they rebuild their homes, restore their businesses and repair their critical infrastructure."

HUD requires that these recovery dollars be targeted to local communities that experienced the greatest impact and that all disaster relief funds will be spent in a manner that helps disaster victims. As a result, HUD will impose strict conditions and financial controls on the use of these funds.

Learn more about CDBG-DR and the State's role in long-term disaster recovery (
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