The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will send federal disaster assistance to Louisiana to provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes from severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds.
President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration for Livingston and Orleans parishes. The declaration also allows HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in this county.
HUD is assisting Louisiana and local governments in re-allocating existing federal resources toward disaster relief, the department stated. HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs gives states and communities the flexibility to redirect millions of dollars in annual formula funding to address critical needs, including housing and services for disaster victims.
HUD is contacting Louisiana officials to explore streamlining the HUD’s CDBG and HOME programs to expedite the repair and replacement of damaged housing.
The following are additional ways HUD provides assistance to areas affected by natural disasters:
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