|HUD No. 19-031
HUD Public Affairs
March 15, 2019
HUD APPROVES PLAN TO SUPPORT MISSOURI IN ITS RECOVERY FROM 2017 STORMS AND FLOODING
$58.5 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its approval of the State of Missouri's disaster action plan, which will invest $58.5 million to support the state in its recovery from the effects of severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding that occurred in the Spring of 2017. Read Missouri's recovery plan (https://ded.mo.gov/sites/default/files/CDBG-DR%204317%20Action%20Plan%20-%203.13.19.pdf).
These funds are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address lingering unmet needs in impacted Southern Missouri counties, including seriously damaged housing.
"Today, we are taking an important step to help Missouri families recover from these powerful storms," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "HUD will remain steadfast partners to the state as it works to rebuild hundreds of homes and to assist renters and other vulnerable households."
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 (https://youtu.be/Lrmwz8IXXdQ) (en español (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuy63y45L7s)).
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